Ajay Dharod
Vice Chair of Informatics and Analytics
Wake Forest

I am currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and serve as the Vice Chair of Informatics and Analytics for the Wake Forest Department of Internal Medicine. My qualifications have provided a range of expertise: developing EHR tools that facilitate research, enhanced workflow, population management, quality improvement, clinical decision support, principles of data safety, interoperability, and the challenges of conducting research from EHR-derived data. Highlights include: background in Electrical and Computer Engineering; a track-record of research, innovation and teaching excellence awards; creation, development and implementation of EHR-based applied informatics interventions and EHR-integrated digital health application through interprofessional and interdepartmental collaboration. I play a central role in several extramurally funded grants. I created and now direct a resident-focused educational informatics mentorship program. I hold board certification in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics with maintenance of an active clinical practice in the inpatient, consultative peri-operative and outpatient domains. In my spare time, I enjoy remaining physically and cognitively active through biking on local trails, tennis, wakeboarding, yoga practice, and playing chess.

My career goals: I aim to improve the health of patients, families and communities through the development, implementation and effective evaluation of innovative applied clinical informatics interventions. I believe that the down-stream return on investment for educating future generations of clinicians, scholars and informaticists will have the most profound impact on healthcare and our society. 

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