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Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University offers a two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship for qualified physicians who are board-certified in any primary specialty who wish to improve health care and health outcomes for patients and populations.

Peter Embi, MD, MS
Program Director
(614) 293-0074

In conjunction with The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a Clinical Informatics Fellowship with initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This program will train physicians in this relatively new subspecialty of medicine. Through their work, clinical informaticians lead teams that develop, implement and optimize electronic health records (EHRs) and related health information systems, with the goal of improving health care and health outcomes for patients and populations.

“Training professionals in clinical informatics is essential to fully realizing the promise of EHRs and Health IT to improve the practice of health care, the discovery of new treatments, and the health of our patients,” said Peter Embi, MD, MS, Fellowship Program Director, who serves on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. “Physicians who complete our fellowship will have the expertise and skills needed to take on leadership roles in health care and health IT across the nation.”

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The fellowship program is led by Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, Program Director, and Jeffrey Hoffman, MD Site Director at Nationwide Children’s.

Dr. Embi is an associate professor, Interim Chair and Director of the Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics in The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics. A practicing rheumatologist, he also serves as Chief Research Information Officer for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Associate Dean for Research Informatics in Ohio State’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Hoffman is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and also a practicing pediatric emergency medicine physician.

Additional key clinical informatics faculty helping to lead the fellowship include Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH, and Courtney Hebert, MD, MS, from The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Aarti Chandawarkar, MD, and Kathryn Nuss, MD, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Training and Experience

The two-year fellowship program will include extensive hands-on training experiences and didactic coursework in the practice of clinical informatics.

The program will accept up to two fellows each year, for a total of four slots.


Physicians who are board-eligible or certified in any primary specialty of medicine are eligible for this fellowship program. The Ohio State University also offers a range of programs for non-physicians who wish to train in biomedical informatics.

The American Board of Medical Specialties approved Clinical Informatics as a board-eligible subspecialty in September 2011. Accreditation of fellowship programs began in 2014.


Individuals interested in applying for this program should Apply Now. The deadline to submit a completed application is Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12 a.m. EST.  Completed applications will be considered, and qualified candidates will be invited for an onsite interview between October 31 and December 2, 2016. The Clinical Informatics “match day” is December 14 at 12 p.m. EST.


James M. Gentry, MA
Education Program Manager
College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Informatics
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Phone: (614) 293-0074
Fax: (614) 688-6600

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