Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS

Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS is Professor of Medicine and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Michigan State University (MSU) HealthTeam. He also serves Sparrow Health System as EHR Project Medical Director and Director of Clinical Informatics & Care Transformation.

As a practicing primary care physician and clinical informatics leader, Dr. Zaroukian is responsible for leading the advancement of electronic health record (EHR) system capabilities and use at MSU. He directed MSU’s enterprise-wide EHR implementation project and is past-president of a national EHR user group. At Sparrow, Dr. Zaroukian provides strategic clinical informatics leadership to help ensure that the implementation and optimization of Sparrow’s EHR and other HIT systems support transformational gains in patient care quality, safety and efficiency.

Dr. Zaroukian has conducted numerous regional, national and international presentations and workshops on the use of health information technology to improve access to and use of health information in patient care, research and administration. He has also been extensively involved in advancing the use of health information technology in health professions education as a former residency director, councilor of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), and informatics group participant at the 2002 Institute of Medicine Health Professions Education Summit.

Dr. Zaroukian was recently honored to receive the 2010 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. He is Chair of the American College of Physicians Medical Informatics Committee and Vice-Chair of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Ambulatory Information Systems Committee. He also serves on the American Medical Association (AMA) Health Information Technology Advisory Group and previously served on the HIMSS Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee (2008-2010).

Dr. Zaroukian obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He obtained his MD and PhD (immunology) degrees at the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing. He completed internal medicine residency training at MSU in the Clinical Investigator Pathway Program sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine, followed by a year as chief medical resident at MSU.