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Clinical Informatics Fellowship

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship is a two-year ACGME-accredited training program for physicians who want to become leaders in the development and implementation of clinical information systems that support patient care, research, and quality improvement.

About the Fellowship

Clinical Informatics Fellows participate in a variety of activities, including:


Clinical Informatics Rotations:

Fellows rotate through health IT and clinical departments at Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern, Parkland, and the Veterans Affairs, to learn how to integrate clinical data and information technology into patient care.


Health Information Technology (HIT) Projects:

Fellows are embedded with HIT teams responsible for electronic health record (EHR) governance and management, health information exchange (HIE), clinical decision support (CDS), and telemedicine.



Fellows are expected to conduct research in clinical informatics, publish scholarly articles, and present their work at national conferences. Mentorship and financial support for these efforts are built into our fellowship.


Education and Training:

Fellows participate in teaching and training activities, such as developing HIT educational materials related to and providing lectures or workshops to healthcare professionals.


Quality Improvement:

Fellows learn quality improvement frameworks and harness these techniques to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.


Leadership and Management:

Fellows learn core leadership skills including project management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.


Didactic Training:

Fellows audit our Master of Science in Health Informatics.

Training Sites

Fellowship Support


A robust group of 25 board certified physicians from a wide range of primary clinical specialties will be available to mentor and educate fellows.

Clinical Informatics Center

The fellowship is supported by the Clinical Informatics Center, which was established in 2019 and has grown to seven primary members and a 30+ member affiliated faculty. In the three years since its start, the Clinical Informatics Center has published 120+ manuscripts, established a Master of Science in Health Informatics in the Graduate School , and received funding from numerous sources. The Clinical Informatics Center offers a monthly colloquium providing health information technology updates and education and is a founding member of the Texas Health Informatics Alliance.

Program Goals

Clinical Informatics Fellowship graduates will be well equipped to lead and manage clinical informatics teams in health care organizations within academia, in community practice, or in industry.

Fellows are eligible for the Board Certification in Clinical Informatics after successful completion of the program.


The program is open to physicians who are ABMS board-certified or board-eligible in one of the ABMS primary specialties.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: October 1, 2023
Please send the following application materials to

  1. Medical School Transcript

    Certified English translation if from foreign institution

  2. Three letters of recommendation


  3. MSPE/Dean's Letter

    Required for U.S. medical graduates; provide if available for foreign medical graduates

  4. Personal Statement

    No more than 1200 words

  5. CV


  6. USMLE transcript

Contact Us

Christoph U Lehmann, M.D.

Christoph U Lehmann, M.D.


Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Catherine Chen, M.D.

Catherine Chen, M.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Robert Turer, M.D.

Robert Turer, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Peyton Sawyer

Peyton Sawyer

GME Program Coordinator
Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Phone: 214-456-4249