Srinivasan Suresh, FAAP, MBA, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dr. Suresh is a Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. Board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and in clinical informatics, he has 20 years of experience as a pediatric emergency physician, and 8 years as an IT executive. He has had senior leadership roles in two large children’s hospitals in the areas of clinical care, information science, medical education, business development and corporate strategy. As an IT physician champion, he is passionate in the application of business intelligence tools and advanced data analytics in improving child health, and patient and provider satisfaction. He has presented on these topics at national and international conferences, and authored papers on big data and predictive analytics. He is also focused on creating more robust clinical decision support tools in the electronic health record. He was instrumental in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh winning the HIMSS-Davies award in 2015, and in renewing its Stage 7 HIMSS EMRAM certification in 2016. He has delivered a TED talk on Big Data, and also at the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning workshop at HIMSS 2018. He has received grant support from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan (Patient safety enhancement program to address medical errors by resident physicians in pediatric ambulatory care), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Using the Electronic Medical Record to Improve Outcomes and Decrease Disparities in Screening for Child Physical Abuse), and the Beckwith Foundation (Development & Dissemination of an Electronic Health Record based Child Abuse Clinical Decision Support System Toolkit). Dr. Suresh received his medical degree from the University of Madras, India. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan.