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Members and Fellows

The following individuals are Members of or Fellows in the American College of Medical Informatimusicology and, as such, are afforded all rights and privileges of those held in such esteem. Members are listed by date of admission to the college from most recent to earliest. Fellow contributions and achievements in the field are duly noted.

Fellows are indicated in large, boldface type and include the FACMImimi designation


  • Voice minor at North Texas State University
  • Member of numerous choirs, barbershop quartets and other vocal endeavors over a nearly 50-year span
  • Thought leader in health care, healthy living and healthcare ethics, including mobile and information technologies
Keith Boone, FACMImimi (January 1st, 2014)
  • Wrote the ePatient Rap
  • Performed and recorded the ePatient Rap at HealthFoo
  • Special commendation as the first individual to request admission as a Fellow of the College (September 3rd, 2010), though he did so through a post on his own blog and failed to fill out an official application form until December 9th, 2013.  The College acknowledges this early demonstration of eminence and will accept this as evidence of his special contributions to the field should he ever apply to be named a Distinguished Fellow of ACMImimi (colloquially known as a Jolly Good Fellow of ACMImimi).  Note that The College currently has no application process for Distinguished Fellows, but is considering developing such a program to differentiate the deeply eminent from the merely eminent in the art and science of Medical Informatimusicology.

Yauheni V. Solad, MD (January 1st, 2014)

Chen Lin (January 1st, 2014)

T Forcht (Teo) Dagi, MD, DMedSc, MPH, MTS, MBA, FAANS, FACS, FCCM, FRCSEd, FACMImimi (January 1st, 2014)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the study, practice and performance of operatic medical informatics in the Italian, French and British genres 
  • Conducted an investigation into whether Questa furtiva lagrima should be sung before or after EMR implementation
  • Investigated Largo al factotum on the availability of trauma surgeons in urban accident and emergency units
  • Conducted a study of the impact of Gelide mannine on outcomes in the ICU 
  • Maintains an interest in the pursuit of eminence-based medicine
  • Holds the record as the ACMImimi Fellow with the most declared credentials and designations
Ricky Bloomfield, MD, FACMImimi (January 1st, 2014)
  • Combines his skills as a multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, flute, and oboe) and singer to augment his work as the Director of Duke's Mobile Technology Strategy and developer of iOS apps
  • Showed the connection between musical and informatics creativity in a video from when he was Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UNC

Neil C. Evans, MD (January 1st, 2014)

Donald G. Abbott, RN, BSN, CHt, FACMImimi (January 1st, 2014)
  • Writer and Producer of music videos at Genesis Medical Systems in Davenport, Iowa
  • Aspiring to become the world's leading medical beatboxer, submitting evidence for his mad skills as interpreted by Google Voice:  Boom, ba, bam, bam, boom, boom, ba, bam, bam, tss, tss, ba bam bam, bada BOOM

Judy Van Norman (January 1st, 2014)

Rick Turner, MD, MBA, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
Julia L. Skapik, MD, MPH, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
Jeffrey Wall, MD, FACOG, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Self-taught in three different types of uillean pipes -- gaita, Gallegos, crone use du centre - representing Ireland, Spain and France, but NOT (emphatically, NOT!) those loud, noisy Scottish things that men in skirts like to parade around playing
  • Runs websites for the aforementioned pipes 
Tom Fowler, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Sang karaoke at Go-Lives while working for Epic
Brian Lancaster, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
Robert Duvoisin, DO, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Maker of Medical Informatimusicology videos, which he shares on YouTube and Vimeo
Roy Ephraim Schutzengel, MD, MBA, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Was visibly moved by Dr. Martin's performance of "Reflection" at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting
Laurel Shelmandine, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Paid it forward by giving Dr. Martin a "blessing pin" for his wife after his performance at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting
Chase C. Pickering, PharmD, MBA, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • CDS and CPOE designer and implementer who sees the individual notes of health care and works with them so they align and crescendo into a well-oiled machine
  • Plays his diatonic harmonica in the full chromatic scale as he accompanies health professionals during summer events
  • Donates all proceeds from his musical endeavors to health sciences
Karen Ardis, MD, FAAFP, MA, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
  • Bearer of children who have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Opera House
  • Has declared in her will that ABBA music be played at her funeral 
Bimal R. Desai, MD, MBI, FAAP, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Winner of the ACMImimi "Most Well Documented Fellowship Applciation" Award 
  • 1993: Founding member of Emory University's male a capella ensemble "No Strings Attached".
  • 1995: Percussionist, backup vocals for Scottish folk/jazz band "Java Jive" at the University of St. Andrews.
  • 1996: Member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus
  • 1998: Lead singer for Med School heavy metal cover band "Kuru" at Washington University
  • 1999: Member of the St. Louis Chamber Choir
  • 2002: Percussion and vocals for Pediatric Residency folk trio "Hand Foot & Mouth"
  • 2003: Member of U. Penn "Ancient Voices"
  • 2006: Member of the professional chamber choir "Voces Novae et Antiquae"
  • 2011: Founding member of "Chestnut Street Singers"
  • Multi-ethnic percussionist (Indian tabla, Latin snare cajon, west African djembe, middle eastern dunbek)
  • Taught himself the vocal technique known as "harmonic overtone singing", aka "throat singing", where the singer produces 2 pitches at the same time by amplifying certain harmonics. The Chestnut Street Singers included 2 pieces in recent programs that require the technique.  These 2 recordings demonstrates the technique:
Lawrence R. Holzman, MBA, JD, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
  • Serves as pro bono General Legal Council for The College
  • Uniquely qualified to serve as General Counsel based upon his credentials as:
    • A highly trained legal professional
    • A singer / songwriter and regularly performing musician
    • A stalwart participant in health care issues since birth (which he admits was a relatively passive role, but which transcended into a professional endeavor)
  • Focuses his research on the health effects of playing the B string on acoustic steel stringed guitars made by Taylor generally (presently working on the 100 series funding and expecting to research the other Taylor lines to continue through the 800 series in the future)
  • I also have a done a small bit or research testing the effects of properly dosed songs about marijuana as a placebo in place of actual marijuana.   A link to one of the the experiments on this project is attached below (entitled "Ganja Babe")
  • I conduct  my research with the able assistance of my colleagues at the "Dart Club" and at "The Dont Wannabees aka DWB" with the assistance of research labs the "Potomac Grill", "El Nopalito", Clydes-Chevy Chase, "Branded 72", "Outta the Way Cafe", "Dickies BBQ Germantown; "The Shanty" in Ellicott City; "Bennigins" in Clarksville and other comparable research facilities.
  • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
    John V. Phalen, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
    • CEO and Founder of Zweena and zweenahealth.com
    • Member of Princeton Pro Musica for 23 years (and counting), ex board chair (x2)
    • Avid choral singer
    Craig H. Lipset, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
    • Applying his BA in music from Brandeis University by working at Pfizer on applying HIT and other digital platforms to the challenges of clinical development
    • Implementing many of Dr. Martin's wild and crazy informatics ideas with musical style
    Doug Dickey, MD, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
    • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
    • CMO for Physician Strategy at Cerner sponsoring and generally cheerleeding Dr. Martin presenting at the #CPC2013 conference
    • Big-time singer
    Michael Ash, MD, RPh, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
    • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
    • VP, CMO at Cerner sponsoring the selection of Dr. Martin presenting at the #CPC2013 conference
    • Actively tweeting and spreading the ACMImimi message
    • Contributor to the arts by spreading the word
    Wendy Bongers, MD, FACMImimi (October 6th, 2013)
    • Member of the world's largest ACMImimi Choir at the Cerner Physician's Community Meeting in Kansas City, MO on October 5th, 2013
    Martha B. Adams, MD, MA, FACP, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)

    • Our first informatimusicologist who hyper-specializes in the hammered dulcimer, playing a custom-built ConcertMaster, 4-octave plus, by Jerry Read Smith from Black Mountain, NC, finished in 2008
    • Co-hosts with her husband an annual mountain weekend retreat for fellow performers and dulcimer enthusiasts, which will surely feature informatimusicology in future retreats
    Gowri Shetty (May 30th, 2013)

    Sharon Wentz, RN, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)
    • Promoted the use of Direct messaging for health information exchange with a "60 Beats per Minute" video, which included a smokin' cool soundtrack

    Gia Sison, MD, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)

    • Frequent blogger and Twitter maven on all things medical and musical
    • Chair of the ACMImimi Admissions Committee (on temporary sabbatical as she undergoes chemotherapy for breast cancer)
    • President and Founder of the first international chapter of ACMImimi in The Philippines

    PF Anderson, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)

    Diana Driscoll, OD, LEEP AP, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)

    • Incorporates music and humor when delivering info and research on numerous "invisible illnesses" to patients via videos on www.Prettyill.com
    • Shares her music in nursing homes -- bringing the music from the 40's that they love
    • Gets energized to do her late-night videos on her Prettyill website in musical ways (you know you do this too)
    • Created the definitive ACMImimi theme song application video (which drove us to revise our instructions for singing the theme song)

    Tim Senior, BA (Hons), BM, BCh, MRCGP, FRACGP, DTM&H, DCH, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)
    • President of the Australian Chapter of ACMImimi
    • Wrote for the British Journal of General Practice on "Can Music be used in Medical Education" (November 2012) 
    • Ran a workshop at the GPET Convention in 2009 on the theme "Can Music be Used in Medical Education"
    • Wrote an article in the BJGP called "The influence of the Tricorder," which has nothing to do with medical informatimusicology, but balances out the fact that he is a viola player

    Parvez Dara, MD, FACP, FACMImimi (May 30th, 2013)

    J. Shore, PhD (honorary), MLS (May 30th, 2013)

    David Lee Scher, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS, FESC, FACMImimi (April 4th, 2013)

    • Accomplished jazz and blues sax player  
    • Conveys music to his patients as the water of the soul
    • Has the most letters after his name of any ACMImimi Fellow

    Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, AHIMA Fellow, FACMImimi (March 18th, 2013)

    • Featured blogger for Pfizer's Think Science Now blog, where she has highlighted the work of The College and has made excellent Star Trek analogies - sometimes in the same post - a level of geek cool that The College would like to see even more eminence
    Cheryl Allen, RN (March 18th, 2013)

    John Barone, MD, FACMImimi (March 18th, 2013)

    • Founder of Barone Rocks, where he posts music videos on medical education, mostly on subjects related to pathology

    Kevin Fickenscher, MD, FACPE, FACMImimi (March 18th, 2013)

    • ACMImimi supporter as President and CEO of ACMImimi sister organization, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and employer of the President and Founder of ACMImimi
    • Known as "the Johnny Cash of Health IT" - more because of his sartorial choices of wearing all black, but it's still a informatics/music mash-up and passed muster with the ACMImimi Admissions Committee

    Bryant Thomas Karras, MD, FACMImimi (March 18th, 2013)

    • Founder of MFA (Medical Students for the Arts), a student organization at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which continues to this day
    • Founding member of The Arrhythmias, the house band of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

    Joseph M. Finch, MBA, FACMImimi (March 18th, 2013)

    • First bioinformatimusicologist (self-proclaimed) as purveyor of Recombinant By Deloitte tools and services related to the secondary use of data, which will undoubtedly result in the creation of odes and jingles heralding their wares and successes.

    Robert C. McClure, MD, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    • Official supplier of Panamanian-farmed stimulant-yielding botanicals to The College (relax, it's roasted coffee from his plantation)
    • Performs standardization of Medical Informatimusicology Semantic Model

    Eta S. Berner, Ed. D., FACMI, FHIMSS, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    Jiea Rutland-Simpson, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    Jeffrey Brick, PMP, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    Deirdre Bonnycastle, MEd, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    • Official Medical Informatimucology Curator and Archivist for The College
    • Maintains a massive list of medically related music
    • Developed a musical, medical informatics trained juggling application (aka, her son)

    Nikolai Kirienko, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    • Inspires Fellows of The College to create music advocating for the sharing of patient medical information through his work on Chronology.MD - an iPad app that allows patients with Chron's Disease to self-track their health experience.

    David Day, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    • Chair of the Pharmacoinformatimusicology Working Group at ACMImimi
    • Plays a mean blues riff

    Brian Ralston, MD, FAAFP, FACMImimi (November 6th, 2012)

    Lygeia Ricciardi, FACMImimi (August 25th, 2012)

    • Promotes the music and science medical informatimusicology though her work as Consumerista at the Office of the National Coordinator for ONC
    • Produced a beautiful video on Health IT for You at the ONC

    Karen Blanchette, FACMImimi (August 25th, 2012)

    • Promotes the music and science of this fine institution across medical practices nationwide through www.PAHCOM.com and to encourage PAHCOM members to participate in The College by also spreading the word of meaningful yoose, the HITECH Interoperetta, and other notable works
    • Posted the Meaningful Yoose Rap to the PAHCOM website to share it with medical office managers across the country

    Veronica James, FACMImimi (July 30th, 2012)

    • Sang in the ACMImimi Chorus
    • We don't know what else Ms. James has done informatimusicologically, but she is leading the charge to advocate for transparency in medicine by banning gag clauses in medical settlements (which is music to our ears)

    Ginna Yost, FACMImimi (July 30th, 2012)

    • Was able to say "The American College of Medical Informatimusicology" without stuttering on the first attempt (as witnessed by ACMImimi's President and Founder)
    • Does cool work on Open Health Tools

    William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP, FACMImimi (July 20th, 2012)

    • Plays guitar and sings at medical meetings
    • First "Triple Threat" Fellow - ACMI, ACP, ACMImimi (Dr. Hersh clearly needs more letters after his name)

    Landen Bain, FACMImimi (June 12th, 2012)

    • Serves as Ome Landen to Oomzegger Ross (President and Founder of ACMImimi)
    • Issues "frank, harsh and severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage or admonish" Neef Martin, in keeping with his role as official Dutch Uncle to Dr. Martin
    • Heads up Program Management Office for The College
    • Chief Informatimusicologist Wrangler

    Casey Quinlan, MM*, FACMImimi (June 12th, 2012)

    Lisa Fields, MS, FACMImimi ( June 3rd , 2012)
    • Participant in the world's largest choir performing the ACMImimi song to date 
    • Incorporated music into addiction curriculum, which both added a more personalized approach to the physchoeducation program, but also helped bond within our ever-changing community
    • Played guitar and conducted sing-along sessions as a Senior Practitioner working within a mental health center
    • Sang and played guitar for a dear friend who was experiencing severe dementia, which dramatically improved her ability to communicate immediately afterward
    • Leads the Healthcare Leader #hcldr tweet chats, which recently held a series of chats on Music and Medicine
    Stephen Johnston, FACMImimi ( June 3rd , 2012)
    Hugo Campos, FACMImimi (May 29th, 2012)
    • Owner of an implanted cardiac device (ICD), about which he frequently blogs
    • Wrote a parody of the 60's protest song, "It Isn't Nice," which was featured on an NPR story about his quest to gain access to his ICD data 
    Kait B. Roe, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Chief of Staff for Regina Holliday's Walking Gallery empire
    • Retriever and deliverer of essential Informatimusicology recording equipment
    • In-house Counsel on behalf of ACMImimi on all genderqueer-related matters and official speaker on "Genderqueer in the Healthcare System" 
    • Faithful tweeter of all things informtimusicological
    • Performs interpretive dance to health IT songs when no one is watching
    • First ACMImimi Member to be enshrined as a Fellow after having initial "Member only" status
    • Participant in the world's largest choir performing the ACMImimi song to date
    Rachel B. Ramoni, DMD, ScD, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Suggested a new slogan for Fellows:  "FACMImimi??? FAC-you-you-you, pal!" 
    • Performer of the 50 Challenges Song at TEDMED 2012
    • The "Song-a-Day" Guy - at least a few of those have had medical themes.
    Jill Sobule, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Music curator for TEDMED
    • Shred a lead line on her Backpacker guitar with Francis Collins, MD, PhD, FACMImimi for his son "Let's Knock Out Disease"
    • Founder of EnlightenMed.com
    • Writes personalized songs for his cancer patients
    • Performed "Let's Knock Out Disease" at the opening of his talk at TEDMED 2012
    • Owns a custom Huss & Dalton guitar (and case) with a double helix mother of pearl inlay down the fretboard
    • Has some day job as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (or something like that)
    • Presented to the Texas Dietetic Association Annual Meeting on Nutrition and HITECH: They loved the ending "Meaningful Yoose Rap" at the end!
    • Actively promotes My other achievements are by promoting this fun site and concept, and assures others that she will not sing.
    • Outsources her harassment of the Fellow Admissions Committee about Fellowship status to Kim Nolen, BS, PharmD, FACMImimi (note to other applicants -- continue this trend at your peril)
    Christina Galanis (2012)

    • Weird Al refers to ZDoggMD as "Normal Z" -- 'nuf said
    • He is also "slightly funnier than placebo" -- Judge for yourself:  http://zdoggmd.com/ 
    Tom Chelston, RN, FACMImimi (2012)
    Regina Holliday, FACMImimi (2012)
    Kim Nolen, BS, PharmD, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Eminent moon-howler when presented with dueling pianos
    • Survived karaoke judges' heckling (by her own children, no less)
    • Promotes The College -- mostly by badgering the President about the status of her Fellowship on Twitter
    Jorge R. Herskovic, MD, PhD, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Promoting the art and science of informatimusicology 
    Glen F. Marshall, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Demonstrated a willingness to do "whatever it takes" to advance the cause of informatimusicology by modeling his by Gordon Staub Ganesha tattoo, thereby winning an "Inga Loves My Shoes" at HIStalkapalooza at HIMSS12
    Richard Swanson, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Supported and contributed to the development of Deloitte HIT video
    Brian Bamberger, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Provided timely directions to the President and Founder of ACMImimi at HIMSS12
    • Enhanced the creative output of the President and Founder of ACMImimi at NCPDP by supplying libations which served to knock out a number of distracting brain cells
    Stephen Keeler, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Was recognized by the St. Luke PTA as a The Sound of Music affiacinado in a Jeopardy! competition (and The Sound of Music is, of course, very therapeutic)
    • Performed  The Rainbow Button Initiative  with Regina Holliday and the entire crew at the "Secret Puppet Show" At Health 2.0 2011 in San Francisco as, not one, but two voices! 
    • Demonstrated excellent brown-nosing qualities, staying true to his name, by saying "I am honored to be a Fellow at ACMImimi" on his application
    Laura Rosas, JD, MPH, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Coordnated and Performed E-N-C-R-Y-P-T (lyrics by President of ACMImimi) to a 1000 plus audience at a National Conference
    Chris Brancato, RRT, RCP, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Jams with Dr. HITECH far too seldom, but rocks it when he does
    • Early "liker" of all things ACMImimi
    Sarah E. Kucharski, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Provided the longest explanation of why she should be a Fellow that included a vibraphone
    Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, FACMImimi (2012)
    • ACMImimi's CMIS (Chief Medical Informatimusicology Stalker)
    • Recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field by being the first person to ask to be photographed with Dr. HITECH
    e-Patient Dave (aka, Dave deBronkart, FACMImimi) (2012)
    • Performed a sampling of "The e-Patient Rap" in front of the biggest audience he could find (during his TED talk) with no rehearsal and received rapturous applause
    • Has been the inspiration for ACMImimi's President and Founder to compose two new songs (coming soon)
    Mark Scrimshire, BA, FACMImimi (2012)
    Inga HIStalk, VIP, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Tireless (and shameless) promoter of The College through the HIStalk Blog and HIStalkapalooza
    • "You Can Have My Billing, but Please Don't Mess with My EMR" songwriter
    • Former band member
    Elvis Presley, TKoRaR, FACMImimi (2012)
    Kym Martin, MBA, FACMImimi (2012)
    • Shook her head in shame at her own husband's rapping in "The Meaningful Yoose Rap"
    • Lets the President and Founder of ACMImimi share life with her
    RobotBoy2001, FACMImimi (2012)
    Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, FACMImimi (2009)
    • President and Founder of The American College of Medical Informatimusicology
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "HITECH: An Interoperetta in Three Acts"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The Meaningful Yoose Rap"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The Rainbow Button Initiative"
    • Author and Producer of "E-N-C-R-Y-P-T"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The HL7 Song (HL7 is the Way)"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The Legend of Bob the DERF"
    • Author and Performer of "If I Had an EHR"
    • Author and Performer of "The REC Theme Song"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The X12 Theme Song"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "The MedBiq Song"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "Ode to Blumenthal"
    • Author, Producer and Performer of "One Voice"
    • Author and Producer of "HISTalk Rock" (as performed by Elvis Presley, TKoRaR, FACMImimi)
    • Author and Producer of "Gimme My Damn Data" (as performed by Elvis Presley, TKoRaR, FACMImimi)


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