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Christopher U. Lehmann, M.D.


Dr. Lehmann is Professor for Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. He conceived and launched the journal, Applied Medical Informatics, devoted to original research and commentary on the use of computer automation in the day-to-day practice of medicine and he served as the Editor-in-Chief since its inception. In 2009, he co-edited Pediatric Informatics, the first textbook on this subject. He is also the co-founder and chief information officer of Dermatlas, an open-access international Web database for pediatricians and dermatologists.

Dr. Lehmann has served on the board of the American Medical Informatics Association since 2008 and currently serves as the organizations secretary. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics and in 2012, he will become one of the Vice Presidents of the International Medical Informatics Association.

In 2010, Dr. Lehmann was appointed Medical Director of the Child Health Informatics Center for the American Academy of Pediatrics and joined the National Quality Forum’s newly formed advisory committee on health information technology.

Dr. Lehmann was appointed to the commission that is writing the first board exam for the new specialty of Clinical Informatics. He is slated to be the Editorial Chair for the 2013 MedInfo conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.