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Joel Saltz

Biomedical Informatics 
Stony Brook University, Biomedical Informatics 

Dr. Saltz served at Emory since 2008 as founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the College
of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and the School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. He led the Biomedical Informatics PhD Track in Emory’s
Computer Science and Informatics Program and ran “Clinical and Translational Informatics Rounds” – monthly lectures and discussions in the area of clinical and translational informatics. At Emory, he helped launch Biomedical Informatics-specific Masters and Doctoral programs, in addition to a myriad of other department specific courses on informatics.

Prior to his appointment at Emory, he served as Professor and Founding Chair of the new Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine from 2001 to 2008. At Ohio State, he served as Associate Vice President for Health Sciences for Informatics, and he played important leadership roles in the Cancer Center, Heart Institute and Department of Pathology.

Dr. Saltz received his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Mathematics at the University of Michigan and then entered the MD/PhD program at Duke University, with his PhD studies performed in the Department of Computer Sciences. He began his academic career in Computer Science at Yale, the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering at NASA Langley and the University of Maryland College Park. He completed his residency in Clinical Pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served as Professor with a dual appointment at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins, serving in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Dr. Saltz is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

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