Faculty & Staff Featured News

Drs. Abraham and Kannampallil selected as Fellows of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Joanna Abraham and Thomas Kannampallil

The Department of Anesthesia is pleased to announce that Joanna Abraham, PhD, and Thomas Kannampallil, PhD, were recently honored for their outstanding achievements in the application of informatics and awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) class of 2022.

The Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA) is a recognition program for applied informatics recognizing the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice (clinical, public or population health, or research). Those elected to FAMIA are experts in evidence-based informatics practice and are engaged with a community of life-long learners who apply the latest advances in informatics to improve health and health care.

Dr. Abraham is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and in the Institute for Informatics. Her research is focused on understanding the use of Health Information Technologies (Health IT) and evaluating its impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare team workflows including team communication, coordination, and decision making. 

Dr. Kannampallil is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics. He is also the associate chief research information officer at the School of Medicine. His research interests are broadly in the areas of clinical decision support and clinical machine learning for improving clinical cognition and patient safety. 

Both Abraham and Kannampallil will be honored and inducted, along with 90 FAMIA recipients, at the AMIA 2022 Clinical Informatics Conference in May of 2022. View the complete fellow class of 2022.

AMIA is committed to being the professional home for today’s informaticians and the driver of informatics’ future. AMIA is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms people’s care. To learn more, please visit the AMIA website.