Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, an eminent pathologist, served as Director of the National Library of Medicine for more than 30 years and has made
important contributions to information and computer activities in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence, and educational programs.
INTERVIEWED BY JOAN ASH AND DEAN SITTIG JUNE 1, 2005 WOODS HOLE, MA & JULY 13, 2005 BETHESDA, MD
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, pioneered the application of computer technology to healthcare,beginning in 1960 as a Professor of Information
Science and Professor of Pathology at the University of Missouri−Columbia. In 1984, Dr. Lindberg was appointed as Director of the National Library of
Medicine, the world’s largest biomedical library, and served as NLM Director until he retired in 2015.