AMIA, the American Medical Informatics Association, has announced Kevin Fickenscher, MD as its new president and CEO. Fickenscher will replace Ted Shortliffe, MD, PhD, who announced his decision to step down from the position several months ago. Dr. Fickenscher will officially start in the role on April 1st.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Kevin Fickenscher’s caliber and experience to join AMIA,” Gilad Kuperman, MD, PhD, chairman of the AMIA Board of Directors, said in a statement. “We are at a transformative stage in the development of the association, where leadership that combines the professional knowledge of informatics with strong business skills and an understanding of the diverse healthcare and scientific environment is critical.”