Clinical informatics is the newest American Board of Medical Specialty subspecialty, which focuses on biomedical data, computational systems and clinical process improvement applied to the practice of medicine. This fellowship program is designed to meet the training requirements for ACGME board certification in clinical health informatics and includes graduate coursework in biomedical informatics.


The clinical informatics fellowship received initial accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May 2016. One pathology informatics fellow has graduated from the fellowship, with one more graduating in 2020.


Fellows participate in the design and implementation of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Fellows also participate in research opportunities to advance the science of applied clinical health informatics, including presentations at local and national meetings, as well as scientific papers for publication and grant application.


Training covers both adult and pediatric patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, both of which use the Epic electronic health record system and Cerner Millennium laboratory information system. Trainees will also spend one month at the John Cochran Division Hospital of U.S. Veterans Affairs.


Applications to the clinical informatics fellowship program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The fellowship can be found on the ERAS/AAMC website under Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics). Paper applications will not be accepted. Program name:  Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program Specialty:  Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics) ACGME ID:  3222832001 For general questions, please contact Jeanne Silvestrini at or 314-273-5464

Faculty and trainees


Current trainees

Contact Information

Jeanne Silvestrini
Institute for Informatics
Washington University School of Medicine
4444 Forest Park Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-273-5464