• Dr. Amy Y. Wang is Associate Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine. A board-certified family physician, she is one of the first physicians to become board certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics. Her areas of expertise include health terminologies and ontologies, health standards, electronic health records (EHRs), and informatics education. Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Wang was Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Faculty Director of Health Informatics Graduate Programs at Northwestern University. She has many years of experience in applied informatics in the private sector, focusing on improving the capture, exchange, and use of patient information through health terminologies and standards. As Director of Knowledge and Chief Medical Officer at Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), she developed and implemented health terminologies for EHRs, helping health organizations standardize their documentation and transition to ICD-10-CM. She also developed and implemented clinical content for Greenway Health's EHR system. While at the College of American Pathologists (CAP), she served on the international team that designed and developed SNOMED CT, a comprehensive health terminology and international standard. She later served as a U.S. representative on the Content Committee of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO, now SNOMED International). She advised the international community on the content development of SNOMED CT, which is now used in over 30 countries. Dr. Wang teaches at Northwestern University as Adjunct Associate Professor and serves as Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and a member of the Women in AMIA Career Advancement Committee for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 DeBreak: Deciphering the exact breakpoints of structural variations using long sequencing reads 2022
    2021 Accurate long-read de novo assembly evaluation with InspectorGenome Biology.  22. 2021
    2021 Development of a COVID-19 Application Ontology for the ACT Network. 2021
    2021 Development of a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Application Ontology for the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) networkJAMIA Open.  4. 2021
    2017 Classifying Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria to Facilitate Phased Cohort Identification Using Clinical Data RepositoriesProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  2017:1754-1763. 2017
    2016 Characterizing Teamwork in Cardiovascular Care Outcomes: A Network Analytics ApproachCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  9:670-678. 2016
    2002 The SNOMED clinical terms development process: refinement and analysis of content.Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  845-849. 2002
    2001 Culling a clinical terminology: a systematic approach to identifying problematic content.Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  578-582. 2001
    2001 Mapping between SNOMED RT and Clinical terms version 3: a key component of the SNOMED CT development process.Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  741-745. 2001
    2001 SNOMED clinical terms: overview of the development process and project status.Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  662-666. 2001
    1997 Cough in spinal cord injured patients: The relationship between motor level and peak expiratory flowSpinal Cord.  35:299-302. 1997

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University 1996
  • Full Name

  • Amy Wang