Ajay Dharod

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Vice Chair of Informatics and Analytics
Wake Forest School of Medicine

am currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and serve as the Vice Chair of Informatics and Analytics for the Wake Forest Department of Internal Medicine. My qualifications have provided a range of expertise: developing EHR tools that facilitate research, enhanced workflow, population management, quality improvement, clinical decision support, principles of data safety, interoperability, and the challenges of conducting research from EHR-derived data. Highlights include: background in Electrical and Computer Engineering; a track-record of research, innovation and teaching excellence awards; creation, development and implementation of EHR-based applied informatics interventions and EHR-integrated digital health application through interprofessional and interdepartmental collaboration. I play a central role in several extramurally funded grants. I created and now direct a resident-focused educational informatics mentorship program. I hold board certification in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics with maintenance of an active clinical practice in the inpatient, consultative peri-operative and outpatient domains. In my spare time, I enjoy remaining physically and cognitively active through biking on local trails, tennis, wakeboarding, yoga practice, and playing chess.

My career goals: I aim to improve the health of patients, families and communities through the development, implementation and effective evaluation of innovative applied clinical informatics interventions. I believe that the down-stream return on investment for generating new knowledge through research and educating future generations of clinicians, scholars and informaticists will have the most profound impact on healthcare and our society.