Stuart Weinberg, MD, is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Weinberg currently oversees a number of activities associated with immunizations, including interactions with the TN immunization state registry, immunization clinical decision support, and content management. For 11 years, from Dec 2004 through Jan 2016, he was the primary developer and Project Director for the Electronic Outpatient Whiteboard (OPWB) application, which is a clinic workflow tool that runs within StarPanel. As of January, 2016, the OPWB was being used by as many as 3,200 individuals per day across 180+ clinical areas. He was also a member of the Wiz/Heo development team, primarily responsible for the creation and maintenance of the AdmissionWiz and ConsultWiz modules. His current research interests are in clinical decision support, clinical reminders, web services, immunization registries, personal health records, barcoding, intuitive user interfaces, pediatric-specific applications, and camp informatics.
Dr. Weinberg is active with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), including participation in the AAP’s Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT) (http://www.aapcocit.org) – originally the Section on Computers and Other Technologies (SCOT) – for nearly 30 years. He served as the SCOT/COCIT webmaster for 16 years and developed a Pediatric Electronic Medical Record Review site. He also served as COCIT’s Chairperson, from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017. In addition, Dr. Weinberg participated for 15 years in AAP’s Partnership for Policy Implementation (PPI), tasked with increasing the ability of pediatricians to implement AAP recommendations at the point of care and ensuring that AAP recommendations can be more easily incorporated within electronic health record (EHR) decision support systems. In 2004, he received the AAP’s Byron B. Oberst Award from COCIT. Dr. Weinberg was also recognized with an AAP District IV Special Achievement Award in 2021 for assisting in the development of an Endowment Fund for the Tennessee Chapter.
Among additional honors, he has received the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics Outstanding Educator Award (2013), the State of Tennessee Childhood Immunization Champion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012), and the. Dr. Weinberg was also inducted into the 2019 Inaugural Class of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Fellows, in recognition of accomplishments and achievements in the application of informatics.
Dr. Weinberg received a B.S. in computer science from Dartmouth College, M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and was a pediatric resident at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was an NLM Medical Informatics Fellow in Pittsburgh under Dr. Randy Miller. Dr. Weinberg’s clinical work includes over 13 years as a pediatric hospitalist and an additional 2 years at an urgent-care center prior to joining the Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics faculty.