Currently: Vanderbilt University
Dr. Aronsky received his undergraduate and MD degrees from the University of Berne in Switzerland. He then went to graduate school at the Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and received a postdiploma in software engineering from Software School Berne. His clinical training included a residency year in anesthesia at Insel Hospital in Berne and an additional residency year in surgery at Hospital Aarberg. He then emigrated to the US for graduate study in medical informatics, and received his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. Dr. Aronsky joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt's department of biomedical Informatics in 2000, where he began a series of innovations in systems to track and guide care of emergency patients. The electronic whiteboard he developed for the emergency department has become a key infrastructure for measurable improvements in consistency and quality of care, and the platform for use of natural language processing techniques to identify patients eligible for guideline-directed care. From 2001 to 2006 he was also the program director of Vanderbilt's NLM-sponsored graduate training program and his election to the College recognizes these career accomplishments.