Francois Gremy, MD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
1996
Deceased: 
2014
University of Montpellier
Biography and photograph when elected: 

Francois Gremy is Professor of Medicine at the University of Montpellier. He first earned degrees in Mathematics and Physics and subsequently completed his medical studies, serving as an intern at the Hopitaux de Paris. He acquired specific competence in Cardiology and Neurology.

Dr. Gremy was Professor of Medicine at Tours and then at Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris. In the latter position, he was Chief of the Medical Informatics Service at Hopitaux de Paris and Director of Research Unit in Public Health and Economic and Social Epidemiology. At Montpellier, he served first as Chief of Service for the Department of Medical Informatics and then as Chief of Service for Medical Economics and Preventive Medicine. He is the founder and first president of the International Medical Informatics Association. His influence has ranged from hard sciences to clinical medicine, and he is recognized as a philosopher among medical informaticians.

His honors include the Janssen Prize from the Academy of Medicine; Silver Core International Federation for Information Processing; Chevalier Legion of Honor; Prize in Medicine and Public Health from the Institute of Health Sciences; and an Honorary Doctorate from Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium.