Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Informatics Fellowship

The Institute for Informatics and the Department of Pediatrics are pleased to offer the Clinical Informatics (CI) Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Applications open in July with accepted fellows eligible to begin the CI Fellowship the following July.

Clinical Informatics is one of the newest American Board of Medical Specialty subspecialties, which focuses on biomedical data, computational systems, and clinical process improvement applied to the practice of medicine. The mission of this fellowship is to create leaders in health informatics. The fellowship is designed to meet the training requirements for ACGME board certification in clinical informatics and includes graduate coursework in biomedical informatics.

“The faculty are approachable and invested in allowing me to take on projects that I find interesting and useful. I feel that the fellowship has prepared me to contribute to the field after graduation.”
Mackenzie Hofford, MD, current fellow

Applications to the clinical informatics fellowship program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The fellowship can be found on the ERAS/AAMC website under Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics). Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications to the Washington University Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program for the 2023 cycle will open in July 2022.

  • Program Name: Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program
  • Specialty: Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics)
  • ACGME ID: 3222832001

For general questions, please contact Katie Bay at, or Andrea Krussel at

Fellows participate in the design and implementation of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Fellows also participate in research opportunities to advance the science of applied clinical health informatics, including presentations at local and national meetings, as well as scientific papers for publication and grant application. Working on and managing various projects is a major component of the fellowship program.

Clinical Informatics Fellows will have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics. Fellows will also engage in rotations through a variety of areas based off their interests and experience, which have included:

  • Center for Clinical Excellence at BJC HealthCare
  • McDonnell Genome Institute
  • Institute for Informatics

Training covers both adult and pediatric patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, both of which use the Epic electronic health record system and Cerner Millennium laboratory information system. Fellows will also spend one month at the John Cochran Division Hospital of U.S. Veterans Affairs. Fellows are also expected to practice medicine part-time to maintain their clinical skills.

Faculty Director

Ronald Jackups Jr., MD, PhD

Affiliated Faculty

Victor Brodsky, MD
Geoff Cislo, MD
Divya Kapoor, MD
Thomas Kannampallil, PhD
Albert Lai, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA
Andrew Michelson, MD
David Molter, MD
Vamsi Narra, MD
Kevin O’Bryan, MD
Dick Taylor, MD
Michele Thomas, MD


Robert Bell, MD
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Pathology

Matthew Gerling, DO
Medical School: A.T. Still University
Residency: University of New Mexico, Internal Medicine

Mackenzie Hofford, MD
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine

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Ronald Jackups Jr., MD, PhD

Program Director

Andrea Krussel, MA

Director, Education and Workforce Development, Office of Health Information and Data Science

Katie Bay, MA

Educational Programs Manager, Office of Health Information and Data Science