Clinical Informatics Center

The UT Southwestern Clinical Informatics Center is the leader in developing, implementing, and evaluating effective Clinical Informatics solutions for those in health care and the people/patients that they serve and in educating future clinical informaticians.


UT Southwestern informatics center fuels clinical innovation, public health research

The Clinical Informatics Center was featured in the UT Southwestern Newsroom article:

UT Southwestern informatics center fuels clinical innovation, public health research: Newsroom - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Chris Lehmann was the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary of the Medical Informatics program at Heidelberg University

Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., was the keynote speaker for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversay of the Medical Informatics program at Heidleberg University and Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences on October 14, 2022. Dr. Lehmann presented his talk "Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence". The lecture and conference recording is available here:

Clinical Informatics Center Director appointed inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Informatics

Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., has been appointed inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Informatics. He holds the Willis C. Maddrey, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Science. Dr. Lehmann received his medical degree from the Westfalische Wilhelms University in Germany. Following completion of fellowships in neonatology and clinical informatics at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in 2000 and was recruited to Vanderbilt University in 2012. He joined UT Southwestern in 2019 to direct the Clinical Informatics Center. Under his leadership, the Master of Science in Health Informatics was developed and launched. He is also launching a fellowship program in clinical informatics this July. Under Dr. Lehmann’s leadership, the Clinical Informatics Center quickly developed a reputation for innovative research in clinical informatics and related domains. In his new role, Dr. Lehmann supports investigators to leverage the electronic health record and other data sources for research, and to help propel UT Southwestern to become a national model for data democratization and innovative interventions in the electronic health record.

Research Areas

Research Colloquium

The Clinical Informatics Center at UT Southwestern hosts the Clinical Informatics Research Colloquium to highlight the great work done at UT Southwestern in the clinical informatics space.

Education & Mentorship

The Clinical Informatics Center facilitates collaboration, mentoring, and networking opportunities for the entire UT Southwestern community.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Learn more about our Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at UT Southwestern that will enhance learners' academic experiences and better prepare them for the technological shifts happening in health care. The two-year master’s degree program is administered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Informatics

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Fellowship Program in Clinical Informatics is a 2-year program open to physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in one of the ABMS primary specialties. Through didactic and rotational training, fellows will be prepared to pass the board exam for the Clinical Informatics subspecialty and be a practicing informatician in academic, healthcare, and industry.

The Clinical Informatics Program has 19 board certified faculty available to mentor and guide fellows. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of settings and informatics subspecialties including pediatric, pathology, imaging, and laboratory informatics.

Faculty and fellows conduct informatics research across the breadth of biomedicine, including research in clinical informatics, bioinformatics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.), pharmacogenomics, translational informatics, personalized medicine, clinical decision support, and computational informatics.

Fellows will rotate in four sites including Parkland Hospital, Clements University Hospital, the VA, and in the Children's Medical Center Dallas and will be exposed to two EHR vendors systems (VistA, Epic).

Applications are due October 15, 2022.

For more information about the program, please visit the program website:

Fellow Education: Clinical Informatics Center – Pediatrics – UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Enrichment Elective

The Clinical Informatics Center sponsors an Enrichment Elective in Clinical Informatics in Medicine in the fall semester for the UT Southwestern Medical School. Medical students learn about the field of Clinical Informatics by:

  • Introducing them to key leaders at UT Southwestern
  • Walking them through the process of model development
  • Discussing key challenges in the field.

MD Student Informatics Interest Group

The MD student Informatics Interest Group meets monthly. The mission of this group is to introduce medical students to the field of clinical informatics and biomedical informatics. It aims to:

  • Increase overall awareness to the field of informatics
  • Promote faculty and mentor relationships
  • Connect students with national and local organizations, conferences, symposiums, and hackathons.

To achieve these goals, the group will host talks, provide networking opportunities to engage with faculty and mentors, and facilitate participation to attend national conferences.