Ontolog Forum

Christopher G. Chute, MD [[DrPH]]

Professor and Chair, Biomedical Informatics

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Dr. Chute received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology at Harvard. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American College of Medical Informatics. He became Head of the Section of Medical Information Resources at Mayo Foundation in 1988 and is now Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics. As a career scientist at Mayo, Dr. Chute’s NIH and AHCPR/AHRQ funded research in medical concept representation, clinical information retrieval, and patient data repositories have been widely published. He is a Board member of the ANSI Health Information Standards Technology Panel, Convener of Healthcare Concept Representation WG3 within the ISO Health Informatics Technical Committee, chair-elect of the US delegation to ISO TC215 for Health Informatics, co-chair of the HL7 Vocabulary Committee, Chair of the Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics study section at NIH, and has served on or chaired multiple other NIH biomedical informatics study sections. He has chaired the International Medical Informatics Association WG6 on Medical Concept Representation since 1994 and was twice elected Vice-Chair of the ANSI Health Informatics Standards Board.

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  • Of special relevance to the community here (particularly those working on the NhinRfi) is that Dr. Chute has been involved as the Vocabulary co-chair of HL7.
    • he is also involved on 4 different teams (including his own) in preparing responses to the NHIN-RFI.
  • Refer also to Professor Chute's Ontolog invited talk on "The Lexical Grid Project: LexGrid" at: ConferenceCall_2006_12_14