Clinician Informatics Fellowship - Meet our Team

Fellowship Leadership

Jonathan Hron

Jonathan Hron, MD
Program Director

Marvin Harper, MD 
Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

Dan Nigrin, MD, MS
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Melanie Cross

Program Coordinator

 

Fellowship Faculty

Jonathan Bickel, MD

 


Amy Billett, MD

 

Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH

 

Andrew Capraro, MD

 


Michael Docktor, MD

 

Amir Kimia, MD

 

Michael Lee, MD

Michael Lee, MD

 

Chase Parsons

Chase Parsons, DO

 

Ron Samuels, MD, MPH

2017-2019 Fellow

Melissa Van Cain, MD
Melissa trained in General Pediatrics at Montefiore in New York.  She has a background in engineering and project management with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and experience managing product development at Xerox. She first became interested in health informatics during medical school at Cornell when she helped introduce iPads into the curriculum. During residency she was instrumental in the hospital's transition to and optimization of a new EHR. Her fellowship research focuses on opioid prescribing practices at BCH and clinical decision support and she is working on institutional projects surrounding disease action plans and ordersets.

2018-2020 Fellow

Joshua Herigon, MD
Josh trained in Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to being a clinical informatics fellow, he's also currently training in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston Children's. Josh initially became interested in informatics while working in antimicrobial stewardship research prior to entering medical school. He utilized the Pediatric Health Information System--a database composed of millions of encounters from 45 tertiary care pediatric hospitals--to examine national trends in antimicrobial use in order to identify areas to target stewardship efforts. He also took a year off of medical school to develop an iPhone app that put local clinical practice guidelines in clinician’s hands at the point of care. In fellowship, Josh hopes to use cutting edge information technologies to improve the assessment and treatment of infectious diseases. He specifically hopes to apply these tools to improve appropriate antimicrobial use both in the inpatient and outpatients settings.

 


Sarah Mousseau, MD
Sarah trained in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada. She first became interested in Clinical Informatics during residency when she led a research project evaluating the clinical impact of a new iPhone-controlled otoscope. She later co-developed an E-learning module on otitis media designed for medical students which was the subject of a randomized control trial. As chief resident for two years, Sarah was involved in different informatics projects; namely the development of an online procedure logbook for residents and the improvement of a physician scheduling program. Throughout her fellowship, she wishes to focus on the development of new clinical decision support tools and on gaining a deeper understanding of optimal EHR implementation dynamics.

 

Colby Uptegraft, MD, MPH
Colby is an active-duty captain in the United States Air Force (USAF) and trained in General Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.  During medical school at Vanderbilt University, he became interested in clinical informatics while designing multiple smartphone applications and an EHR-driven clinical rounding sheet.  After a General Surgery Internship at the University of California – Davis, Colby served for two years as a flight surgeon at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where he commanded a pilot clinic focused on streamlining standardized exams for the USAF.  During this time, he also created two iOS applications for aerospace medicine professionals, now endorsed by the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.  His research and MPH project during residency centered on creating a decision-support tool to help USAF medical providers write evidence-based occupational dispositions.  During fellowship, Colby hopes to continue learning about decision-support solutions and gain the necessary skillset to help the Department of Defense implement their new EHR across the Military Health System.