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Dr. Boxwala received his MBBS doctoral degree from the University of Bombay, and after an internship matriculated to graduate training in biomedical engineering and UNC Chapel Hill, where he received Masters and PhD degrees. He relocated to Boston as a research associate at Harvard, then joined the faculty as an instructor and assistant professor. He was director of Medical Informatics for Eclipsys for several years, and president of US Carelink. In 2009 he joined the new Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California, San Diego, where at the time of election to the College he was associate professor of medicine, head of the section on clinical informatics, and director of biomedical informatics for their newly awarded CTSA. Dr. Boxwala was one of the lead developers of the GuideLine Interchange Format (GLIF) as a means for sharing guideline knowledge for decision-support. He continues his research on sharing clinical decision support knowledge through the Clinical Decision Support Consortium (CDSC). He leads the Knowledge Translation and Specification group in the consortium that focuses on defining best practices for knowledge representation of clinical decision support logic. Dr. Boxwala was a primary contributor to the Guideline Expression Language Object-oriented query and logical expression language (GELLO) for clinical decision support. His election to the College recognizes these scholarly contributions to the field.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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