Dr. Ted Shortliffe



Edward (Ted) H. Shortliffe, MD, Ph.D., MACP, FACMI is a professor and senior advisor to the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State. He is also a scholar-in-residence at the New York Academy of Medicine and holds positions as adjunct professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University and as adjunct professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard and both a PhD in Medical Information Sciences and a MD from Stanford University.

After training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Shortliffe joined Stanford University as chief of general internal medicine and associate chair of primary care. He moved to Columbia University in 2000 when he was appointed chair of biomedical informatics as well as professor of medicine and computer science and was subsequently appointed the Rolf A. Scholdager Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He later served as founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and as president of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Dr. Shortliffe currently holds faculty positions at Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College and Arizona State University, and is scholar-in-residence at the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Shortliffe has received numerous national awards and recognitions and written more than 300 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence, including a major textbook.