Dario A. Giuse, PhD, MS, FACMI

Year Elected: 
2002
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Currently: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dario A. Giuse is Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Associate Director of the Informatics Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Dr. Giuse received the Dr. Ing. (“Dottore in Ingegneria”) degree from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy in 1979. He also received an M.S. degree (Pure and Applied Mathematical Logic) from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993.

After joining the faculty of the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, he spearheaded the effort to implement the StarChart electronic patient record system. The system provides an integrated, longitudinal patient record that contains all lab results, radiology reports, discharge summaries, problem lists, clinic notes, letters, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and pulmonary function test reports for both inpatient and outpatient encounters. The system is used interactively via a Web-based front-end for day-to-day clinical patient care, and as the back-end repository for automated decision support tools. Before coming to Vanderbilt in 1994, Dr. Giuse was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There, he served as the main architect of the QMR-KAT knowledge acquisition tool, the first knowledge editor to be used for large-scale, multi-center diagnostic medical knowledge acquisition. With his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, he conducted a systematic evaluation of the costs of long-term maintenance of medical knowledge bases, documenting statistically significant inter-rater reproducibility for the extraction of medical knowledge from the literature.

Dr. Giuse became a member of Sigma Xi in 1984. He serves on the editorial boards for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Elsevier and was selected as a guest editor for a section of the Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Schattauer in 1999. Dr. Giuse has served as a member of the American Medical Informatics Association Bylaws Committee, as well as co-chair of Working Group 10 (Hospital Information Systems) of the International Medical Informatics Association. In 1991, Dr. Giuse was Keynote Speaker at the VI National Congress of the Italian Medical Informatics Association and more recently addressed the International Medical Informatics Association Working Conference on Health Information Systems in 2002. He has now been elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics.