This Directory includes Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni selectable by category, search or alphabetical by last name. Over 110 students have graduated from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (25+ PhD, 50+ MS, 25+ Certificate). The diversity of careers available to DBMI alumnus is evident in their biographies. Many of our graduates are teaching and performing research in academic institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, and New York University while others have entered private industry with companies such as Cerner Corporation and Boston Scientific; some have positions in government agencies, such as the NIH and AHRQ, while others are at major medical centers, serving in roles such as Chief Medical Information Officer. We maintain a database of the career paths of our graduates. If you are an alumnus, please contact us if you would like to submit or update information!

Richard Ambrosino

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Medical Director, Clinical Decision Support and Reporting, eRecord

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Dr Ambrosino has served as a Medical Director of the eRecord Project at UPMC for more than 20 years implementing their Cerner electronic health record (EHR). 

In his current role at UPMC, Dr. Ambrosino helps lead both the UPMC Cerner Rules Team in the development of Clinical Decision Support rules and the UPMC Cerner Reports Team (Cerner database programmers and analysts).  He also works closely with Pharmacy team to help configure Multum’s medication clinical decision support.

Prior to his time at UPMC, Dr. Ambrosino spent almost 2 years as the lead physician advisor overseeing the CPOE implementation of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) at the Pittsburgh VAHCS. Dr. Ambrosino has over twenty years of clinical experience (part-time) as a board-certified Internist at the Pittsburgh VAHCS in primary and emergency care.

Dr Ambrosino has a PhD in Machine Learning (from the Artificial Intelligence / Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh). His PhD work was funded by the National Library of Medicine and his primary PhD advisor was Bruce Buchanan, PhD.  Additional committee members included Charles Friedman PhD, Greg Cooper, MD, PhD and Tom Mitchell, PhD (CMU). His research specialized in the machine learning of decision-support rules from clinical data.

Dr Ambrosino has over twenty years of clinical experience as a board-certified Internist at the Pittsburgh VAHCS, working part-time as a Primary Care Physician and Emergency Department Physician