Peter Elkin

Peter L. Elkin


UBMD Internal Medicine


Professional Summary:

Dr. Elkin serves as Professor and Chair of the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Peter L. Elkin has served as a tenured Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this capacity he was the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics. Dr. Elkin has published over 120 peer reviewed publications. He received his Bachelors of Science from Union College and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He did his Internal Medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and his NIH/NLM sponsored fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been actively researching health data representation since 1987. He is the primary author of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) national standard on Quality Indicators for Controlled Health Vocabularies ASTM E2087, which has also been approved by ISO TC 215 as a Technical Specification (TS17117). He has chaired Health and Human Service’s HITSP Technical Committee on Population Health. Dr. Elkin served as the co-chair of the AHIC Transition Planning Group. Dr. Elkin is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Dr. Elkin chairs the International Medical Informatics Associations Working Group on Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics. Dr. Elkin is the Editor of the Springer Informatics Textbook, Terminology and Terminological Systems. He was awarded the Mayo Department of Medicine’s Laureate Award for 2005. Dr. Elkin is the index recipient of the Homer R. Warner award for outstanding contribution to the field of Medical Informatics.

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Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Internal Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine (2012)
  • Certificate, ACP (2009)
  • Certificate, Biomedical Informatics, American College of Medical Informatics (2006)
  • Fellowship, Biomedical Informatics, Massachusetts General Hospital (1990)
  • MD, Medicine, New York Medical College (1985)
  • BS, Union College, Cum Laude (1978)
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine (2012)
  • Mastership, American College of Physicians (2009)
  • Master, Royal Danish Society of Health Informatics (2007)
  • Fellowship, American College of Medical Informatics (2006)
  • Mayo Department of Medicine Laureate Award (2005)
  • Mayo Office for the Advancement of Research Award (2001)
  • Homer R Warner Award (1998)
  • Fellowship, American College of Physicians (1998)
  • Worthington Biochemical Grant Award (1983)
  • Putnam Exam Team - Union College (1978)
  • Russell E Elliot Memorial Scholarship (1974)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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