Physician Committee


The Physician Committee provides domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS physician & medical informatics activities, initiatives and collaborations.

A word from the Physician Committee Chair

The HIMSS Physician Community and Physician Committee provides all of us with an excellent forum for a dialog on the ever evolving aspirations for an effective and efficient use of Health IT to improve clinical care delivery models. We hope to continue this work by educating ourselves, our peers and partners, learning from the wider HIMSS committees and stakeholders to influence the direction of national regulations, industry partnerships, and the technology and innovation initiatives that will help shape the future of healthcare.
Ash Goel, MD, HIMSS Physician Committee Chair, FY19

Physicians & Technology

Physicians around the world are increasingly under pressure to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and safety of patient care. Patients are demanding a different type of clinical encounter, and physicians are experiencing new requirements to adopt and use information technologies that are expensive and, neither intuitive, nor user-friendly. Decisions about how care is to be delivered, paid for, and evaluated, are being made at the highest levels, without a cogent, unified physician-created IT roadmap.

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Committee Members

William W. Feaster, MD, MBA

William W. Feaster, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Information Officer
CHOC Children's Hospital



Michael Brody
Health Information Technology Consulting

Edgar Chou, MD, FACP

Noreen Butte, MD
IDS Associate Director, Health Information Technology Leader

Edgar Chou, MD, FACP

Edgar Chou, MD, FACP
Chief Value Officer
Drexel University


Brian Levy, MD
Centura Health


Michael L Miller, MD
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital


Cheryl Petersilge, MD
Founder & CEO
Vidagos Advisors

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP
Assistant Vice Chancellor and CIO
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA Health Services


Harm J Scherpbier, MD


Srinivasan Suresh, FAAP, MBA, MD
Vice-President, CMIO & CIO
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Justin Taylor, MD

Justin Taylor, MD
Radiology Resident
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Alan S Young, MBA, MD, PMP
CEO and Founder
Everyoung Healthcare

Gürhan Zincircioglu, MD, MBA

Gürhan Zincircioglu, MD, MBA
CMIO, Orthopedic Surgeon
HIMSS Europe Governing Council Member