Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP

  • Division Director, Health Informatics and Professor of Pediatrics
  • Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP, is the director of the Division of Health Informatics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professor of pediatrics, and is also faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and Vice President at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Suresh is a physician executive with a business degree, and experience and achievements as a senior leader in two large children’s hospitals in the areas of clinical care, information science, medical education, business development, and corporate strategy. As the CMIO at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, he leads multi-disciplinary teams in the application of advanced business intelligence to measurably improve health care for children. As a pediatric researcher, he is focused on implementing robust clinical decision support tools to improve quality outcomes and control costs. He has presented and published extensively in the fields of medical education, childhood emergencies, quality and patient safety, health information technology, machine learning, and predictive analytics. His scholarly work spans epidemiology, diagnostic techniques, therapeutic tools, clinical pathways and value-based care.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Council on Clinical Information Technology, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010-Present
  • American Medical Informatics Association, 2014-Present
  • Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society, 2019-Present
  • Section on Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-Present

Education & Training

  • MBBS, University of Madras, 1991
  • Diploma in Child Health, Institute of Child Health, Madras, India, 1993
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan-Wayne State University, 1996
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Michigan-Wayne State University, 2001
  • MBA, University of Michigan, 2005

Selected Publications

Academic and Research Interests

  • Health information technology
  • Clinical decision support
  • Predictive analytics
  • Value based care
  • Electronic health records

Research Grants

Site Principal Investigator, Severity Predictors Integrating Transcriptomics and proteomics of Saliva with Multi neural network Intelligence in SARS-CoV2 infection in Children (SPITS MISC), National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Principal Investigator, Development of Children's Community Asthma Registry, Clean Air Fund, Allegheny County Health Department.

Lead, Technical Integration Team, Infant Mortality Prediction System with Intervention, Richard King Mellon Foundation and Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation.

Co-Investigator, Improving Care for Community Acquired Pneumonia, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.