Yves Lussier Named Chair of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah School of Medicine

Yves Lussier, MD, FACMI, has been named Chair of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah School of Medicine. The appointment was announced by Michael L. Good, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of U of U Health.

“We are fortunate to bring Dr. Lussier to U of U Health to chair our distinguished department of biomedical informatics,” Good says. “He brings two decades of leadership experience in top public and private universities and companies. Dr. Lussier is the ideal leader to build on the great legacy of this department, which in 1972 became the first biomedical informatics department in the nation. Today, it is home to some of that nation’s top BMI faculty. He will serve and empower faculty, staff, and students to realize the future of bioinformatics.” 

A professor at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Lussier also serves as Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Chief Knowledge Officer. He is currently Director for the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics and Associate Director for Informatics at the university’s Bio5 Institute. 

As chair, Lussier will recruit and retain faculty while leading faculty development and mentorship across the department. He will promote faculty participation in leadership development, grantsmanship, and performance improvement across the field, applying it to the university’s clinical, research, education, and community engagement missions. “In a participative and inclusive way, I am eager to work with faculty, staff, and students to influence and multiply their strategic initiatives and ensuing achievements,” Lussier says. “Paradigm-shifting opportunities abound.”   

WittKieffer’s Hillary Ross, J.D. and Zachary Durst led this search.

Read the full announcement.