Awards and Honors: October 2016

Mark Musen Elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of Mark Musen, MD, PhD, professor of medicine (medical informatics) and of biomedical data sciences, to the Academy for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The election is one of the highest honors in the field of medicine. This year, NAM’s current membership elected 79 new members through a selective process designed to recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.

Musen, a professor of biomedical data science, directs the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. He conducts research related to intelligent systems, reusable ontologies, metadata for publication of scientific data sets and biomedical decision support. His group developed Protégé, the world’s most widely used technology for building and managing terminologies and ontologies.

In addition, he is principal investigator of both the NIH’s National Center for Biomedical Ontology and the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR) and chairs the Health Informatics and Modeling Topic Advisory Group for the World Health Organization’s revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He is founding co-editor-in-chief of the journal Applied Ontology.

Past honors include the Young Investigator Award for Research in Medical Knowledge Systems from the American Association of Medical Systems and Informatics and a Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. In 2006, he was recipient of the Donald A. B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics and has been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics and the Association of American Physicians