Clinical Informatics


UC Davis Health is uniquely positioned to provide leading-edge fellowship training in clinical informatics. Here are just a few highlights that describe why training with us is so special:


For more information on the history and background of clinical informatics and other useful information, please see the website for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Name Certification (ABMS/Other) Additional Qualifications
Jeffery Wajda, D.O., M.S., F.A.C.E.P.


Emergency Medicine - General

Graduate Informatics Program, OHSU

Graduate Fellowship, Medical Management

Over 15 years leadership experience leading training, HIM, IT system selection, optimization and analytics.

Sarah Barnhard, M.D.


Pathology – Anatomic/Pathology – General

Pathology - Blood Banking/ Transfusion Medicine – Subspecialty

Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program

Health Informatics Certification Program, UC Davis Extension
John Paul Graff, D.O.


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Computer science focus of BS degree (Engineering Science, Vanderbilt University)

Gave informatics lectures to residents based on PIER guidelines

Software and app developer (hematology textbook, quiz AP)

Machine Learning Working Group, UC Davis

Dorina Gui, M.D., Ph.D.


Pathology – Anatomic/Pathology – Clinical – General

Advanced Degree in Medical Informatics and Biostatistics

Experience teaching pathology and biostatistics courses
Thomas Loehfelm, M.D., Ph.D.


Diagnostic Radiology - General

Lectured in Health Informatics Seminar Series

RSNA Trainee Research Prize – Informatics (2014)

Reviewer, Journal of Digital Imaging
Scott MacDonald, M.D.


Internal Medicine – General

ABMS, ABPM Preventive Medicine

Clinical Informatics - Subspecialty

Experience teaching in the Health Informatics Graduate Group

Extensive teaching of EMR since 2004

Leads physician training program (EMR)

Practicing clinical informatics in various roles leading UC Davis EHR, including medical director

Informatics consultant – designing informatics tools for research studies, recruitment, manuscript review.
Name Certification (ABMS/Other) Additional Qualifications
James Anthony Seibert, Ph.D.


Diagnostic Medical Physics

Certified Imaging Informatics Professional, American Board of Imaging Informatics

Cross-section of imaging informatics experience with clinical informatics (CIIP certification)

Experience teaching classes in the Health Informatics program on issues related to imaging informatics, and mentoring students

Experience teaching Radiology residents on the specific relevant topics for informatics as it applies to imaging, business analytics, image quality, dose reporting, etc.

Nick Anderson, Ph.D.

Experience teaching classes of biomedical informatics, data science, health informatics

Chairs the Educational Policy and Curriculum, Health Informatics Graduate Group

Chairs the mHealth Research Group, and the University of California Research Exchange

Member of the Scientific Program Committee, AMIA Annual Meeting

Our curriculum is tailored to the career interests and specialty background of the fellow. Together, the program director and fellow create a clinically-specific two-year individualized learning plan that leverages or enhances the existing computer science background of each fellow.

Each fellow will complete a major learning project that takes advantage of the fellow’s clinical specialty domain expertise. The project will be designed to maximize impact of health informatics on the clinical practice of the specialty. Fellows and the Chief Medical Information Officer will work together to identify and analyze problems in their clinical environment, and work with identified mentors and a project committee to identify which problem will serve as project’s focus. This team will also be engaged in project design, implementation, and conclusions. Other smaller projects may also be included during the fellowship experience.

Fellows will receive didactic instruction through course work in the Health Informatics graduate program curriculum, providing inter-disciplinary interactions with students from diverse career backgrounds. Examples of courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Informatics (MHI210)
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Study design (EPI205)
  • Python for health informatics (MHI289I)
  • Clinical Decision Support (MHI 207)
  • Public Health Informatics (SPH210)

Clinical experiences that include the delivery of patient care are integrated into training in both years of the program (~20% effort).

Management experiences include opportunities to observe and participate in activities of the Health Informatics Team and the Chief Medical Information Officer’s Team.

Journal clubs are also included in the curricular experience.

Accepting Applications for 2025-2027

Interviews will begin early Fall 2024 and the selection of our fellow occurring in December by AMIA Match.

Completed applications consist of the following and must include all gaps of time regardless of professional or personal:

  • CV/Resume/CAP standardized form
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one must be from your Residency Program Director), please address to Jeffery Wajda D.O., Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
  • Letter of interest or intent

  APC and CAP fellowship application guidelines  (PDF link)

Please submit all application materials to Damaris Rodriguez, Fellowship Program Coordinator at: