Bruce Forman MD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics;
Director, NYP

Dr. Bruce Forman is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a Director in the Information Services Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and the Associate Director of the ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.  In the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), he directs the “Applied Clinical Information Systems” course, participates in the management of a Healthcare Information Technology certification program, and advises students.  In his hospital role as part of Information Technology (IT) leadership, he directs the technology aspects of Meaningful Use compliance, manages IT’s relationships with the affiliated schools, and oversees the DBMI staff who provide NYP with services such as terminology management.  He is also the co-lead for  NYP’s partnership with the New York City Department of Education, City University of New York, and Microsoft in an innovative New York City technical high school/early college:  Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies.

Dr. Forman is interested in systems architecture, health care data communications standards, and data integration. He is currently focused on the development of education and training programs at multiple levels in order to prepare the next generation of health information technology professionals and is currently Columbia’s content co-lead for Care Coordination and Interoperable Health IT Systems as part of a Workforce Training Program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology.

Dr. Forman received his B. S. in Mathematics and Natural Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He received his M. D. from Harvard Medical School and earned a graduate certificate in Computer Science from Harvard University. Dr. Forman completed a diagnostic radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was a National Library of Medicine (NLM)-sponsored postdoctoral fellow in Medical Informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science.