Antoine Geissbuhler, MD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
2002
Geneva University School of Medicine

Currently: Geneva University Hospitals

Web site: http://www.sim.hcuge.ch/ag/

Biography and photograph when elected: 

Antoine Geissbuhler is a Professor of Medical Informatics at Geneva University School of Medicine and Director of the Division of the Medical Informatics at Geneva University Hospitals.

Dr. Geissbuhler graduated from the Geneva University School of Medicine in 1991 as a Philips European Young Scientist first award laureate. He received his doctorate for work on tri-dimensional reconstruction of positron emission tomography images. He then trained in internal medicine under the direction of Prof. Francis Waldvogel. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in medical informatics at Vanderbilt University, he rose to Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Vice-Chairman of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There Dr. Geissbuhler worked primarily on the development of clinical information systems and knowledge-management tools. During his time at Vanderbilt, he was the primary developer of the WizOrder computerized Physician Order Entry system, which uses integrated decision support and is now being marketed commercially. In 1999, Dr. Geissbuhler returned to Geneva to head the Division of Medical Informatics in Geneva University Hospitals and School of Medicine, following in the steps of Prof. Jean-Raoul Scherrer, who founded this world-renowned group.

Dr. Geissbuhler's current research focuses on the development of innovative computer-based tools for improving the quality and efficiency of care processes, at the local level of the hospital, at the regional level of a community healthcare informatics network, and at the global level with the development of a telemedicine network in Western Africa. He has now been named an international associate of the American College of Medical Informatics.