Griffin Weber, MD, PhD
Dr. Griffin Weber is the Chief Technology Officer of Harvard Medical School (HMS); Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Weber did his undergraduate work at Harvard where he concentrated in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Shortly after arriving at Harvard, he began working as an informatics consultant for several hospitals and medical research centers; and, in 1997, he created one of the world's first hospital-wide web-based electronic medical record systems. Other projects ranged from developing software to analyze DNA microarray databases to modeling the growth of breast cancer tumors to inventing algorithms to predict life expectancy.
He entered Harvard Medical School in 2000 as an MD/PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program. In his first year as a medical student, he recognized the need for a web-based curriculum and invented the MyCourses internet web portal, which today is used by over 500 courses at HMS to publish events, announcements, lecture videos, exams, handouts, interactive simulations and other content online. He then joined forces with the HMS Information Technology (IT) department and over the next seven years expanded MyCourses and designed a second web portal, eCommons, to serve the content management needs of the administration and researchers of Harvard Medical School. Together, the two portals are used by 20,000 faculty, staff and students over 30,000 times a day. During this time, Dr. Weber earned a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Biomedical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence, received a certificate from the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Training Program at MIT, and completed his medical school coursework at HMS.
In January, 2007, Dr. Weber came to work for HMS full time as its Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, he oversees research and development of new IT initiatives, evaluates emerging technologies, implements enterprise-wide solutions, and initiates collaborative projects with the IT departments of Harvard affiliated hospitals and institutions.
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