Simon M. Lin :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Simon M. Lin, MD, MBA

Simon M. Lin, MD, MBA

The Research Institute
Chief Research Information Officer

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-6629
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Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovations. As the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic development and oversight of activities at the intersection of research informatics, translational medicine, and clinical informatics. Dr. Lin’s goal is to utilize electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT) to improve safety, quality, outcomes and effectiveness. He authored over 90 publications and edited five books published by Springer. Dr. Lin’s leadership in clinical research informatics has been recognized through his appointment to study sections and advisory committees as part of the National Institutes of Health and the International Standard Committee of SNOMED-CT.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Lin’s research portfolio is aligned with the 2013-2018 strategic plan of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Journey to Best”, achieved by providing the best data and the best analytic tools to the best people and the best programs.

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Peking University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996

Graduate School

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Business
    Date Completed: 06/30/2014


  • The Research Institute

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/30/2014

Professional Experience


  • Chief Research Information Officer and Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH


  • Endowed Scientist and Director, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI


  • Director of Bioinformatics Core and Associate Professor of Research in Biomedical Informatics, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Chicago, IL


  • Founding Manager of DBSR and Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


  • McPherson,Elizabeth; Zaleski,Christina; Ye,Zhan; Lin,Simon. 2014. Rodriguez syndrome with SF3B4 mutation: A severe form of Nager syndrome?.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A. Vol. 164, no. 7. (July): 1841-1845.
  • Chute,Christopher,G; Ullman-Cullere,Mollie; Wood,Grant,M; Lin,Simon,M; He,Min; Pathak,Jyotishman. 2013. Some experiences and opportunities for big data in translational research.  GENETICS IN MEDICINE. Vol. 15, no. 10. (October): 802-809.
  • Mestan,Karen,K; Ilkhanoff,Leonard; Mouli,Samdeep; Lin,Simon. 2011. Genomic sequencing in clinical trials.  JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE. Vol. 9, no. December: e222.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • Elected US representative to the International Standard Committee of SNOMED-CT
  • Member, International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS)
  • NIH study section member, Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics
  • Best Concept Paper Award for Patient-matching, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, 2013
  • Distinguished Paper Award, MEDINFO 2013
  • Heart Health Mobile App: Winner of the DHHS/ONC Million Hearts Challenge, 2012
  • NIH-USJMSCP-APASL Joint Symposium Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • NCI caBIG Delivering Results Award, 2008
  • ISCB/ISMB Visual Reflections on Science Award, 2008
  • Misty and Lew Gruber Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Award, 2007
  • Apple Computing Award for Bioinformatics, 2004
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