Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health Science University

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University
William Hersh, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Hersh received his BS in Biology from the University of Illinois in 1980 and his MD from the University of Illinois in 1984. After completing a Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Illinois Hospital in 1987, he completed a Fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard University in 1990. Since that time, he has been a faculty member in the OHSU School of Medicine. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research. In education, he developed and serves as Director of all of OHSU’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Hersh also spearheaded OHSU’s efforts in distance learning for biomedical informatics, which are available up to the master’s degree level. He also conceptualized and implemented the first offering of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10 (“ten by ten”) program, which has been completed by over 2100 health care professionals and others in biomedical informatics. He also launched and served as initial Director of OHSU's ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Dr. Hersh has won numerous awards for his educational innovations. These include the OHSU Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding teaching in 2007 and the 2008 AMIA Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. Dr. Hersh was also listed among the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists by Modern Healthcare Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also was awarded the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award in 2015. More information about Dr. Hersh can be found on his Web site at http://www.billhersh.info. He also maintains the Informatics Professor blog at http://informaticsprofessor.blogspot.com.