Henry J. Lowe, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Internal Medicine at Hoover Pavilion

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9000
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Professional Education

Residency: St Elizabeth's Medical Center (1983) MA

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1989) MA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)

Residency: Tufts New England Med Center (1984) MA

Internship: Mater Misericordiae (1981) Ireland

Medical Education: University College of Dublin (1980) Ireland

MB, BCH, BAO (MD), University College Dublin, Medicine (1980)

Residency, St. Elizabeth's Hospital Boston, Internal Medicine (1983)

Residency, New England Medical Center, Neurology (1984)

Fellowship, MGH, Harvard Medical School, Medicine and Medical Informatics (1989)

Honors & Awards

Elected Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) (1998)

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)

Administrative Appointments

Director CTSA Translational Informatics Program, Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (2008 - 2013)

Chief Information Officer, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003 - 2013)

Senior Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - 2013)

Director, Stanford Center for Clinical Informatics (2004 - 2013)

Discretization of Continuous Features in Clinical Datasets
Maslove DM, Podchiyska T, & Lowe HJ. (2012). Discretization of Continuous Features in Clinical Datasets. J. AM Inform Assoc (In Press)..

A Simple Heuristic for Blindfolded Record Linkage
Weber SC, Lowe HJ, Seto T, Olson G, Ferris T, & Pragati K. (2012). A Simple Heuristic for Blindfolded Record Linkage. J AM Med Inform Assoc, 19(e1).

Computerized physician order entry in the critical care environment: a review of current literature.
Maslove, D. M., Rizk, N., & Lowe, H. J. (2011). Computerized physician order entry in the critical care environment: a review of current literature. Journal of intensive care medicine, 26(3), 165-171.

Managing Medical Vocabulary Updates in a Clinical Data Warehouse: An RxNorm Case Study.
Podchiyska, T., Hernandez, P., Ferris, T., Weber, S., & Lowe, H. J. (2010). Managing Medical Vocabulary Updates in a Clinical Data Warehouse: An RxNorm Case Study. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2010, 477-481.

Implementing a Real-time Complex Event Stream Processing System to Help Identify Potential Participants in Clinical and Translational Research Studies
Weber SC, Lowe HJ, Malunjkar S, & Quinn J. (2010). Implementing a Real-time Complex Event Stream Processing System to Help Identify Potential Participants in Clinical and Translational Research Studies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc.

Using a statistical natural language Parser augmented with the UMLS specialist lexicon to assign SNOMED CT codes to anatomic sites and pathologic diagnoses in full text pathology reports.
Lowe, H. J., Huang, Y., & Regula, D. P. (2009). Using a statistical natural language Parser augmented with the UMLS specialist lexicon to assign SNOMED CT codes to anatomic sites and pathologic diagnoses in full text pathology reports. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2009, 386-390.

STRIDE--An integrated standards-based translational research informatics platform.
Lowe, H. J., Ferris, T. A., Hernandez, P. M., & Weber, S. C. (2009). STRIDE--An integrated standards-based translational research informatics platform. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2009, 391-395.

Automated mapping of pharmacy orders from two electronic health record systems to RxNorm within the STRIDE clinical data warehouse.
Hernandez, P., Podchiyska, T., Weber, S., Ferris, T., & Lowe, H. (2009). Automated mapping of pharmacy orders from two electronic health record systems to RxNorm within the STRIDE clinical data warehouse. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2009, 244-248.

Novel integration of hospital electronic medical records and gene expression measurements to identify genetic markers of maturation.
Chen, D. P., Weber, S. C., Constantinou, P. S., Ferris, T. A., Lowe, H. J., & Butte, A. J. (2008). Novel integration of hospital electronic medical records and gene expression measurements to identify genetic markers of maturation. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, 243-254.

A novel hybrid approach to automated negation detection in clinical radiology reports
Huang, Y., & Lowe, H. J. (2007). A novel hybrid approach to automated negation detection in clinical radiology reports. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 14(3), 304-311.

Clinical arrays of laboratory measures, or "clinarrays", built from an electronic health record enable disease subtyping by severity.
Chen, D. P., Weber, S. C., Constantinou, P. S., Ferris, T. A., Lowe, H. J., & Butte, A. J. (2007). Clinical arrays of laboratory measures, or "clinarrays", built from an electronic health record enable disease subtyping by severity. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 115-119.

Improved identification of noun phrases in clinical radiology reports using a high-performance statistical natural language parser augmented with the UMLS Specialist Lexicon
Huang, Y., Lowe, H. J., Klein, D., & Cucina, R. J. (2005). Improved identification of noun phrases in clinical radiology reports using a high-performance statistical natural language parser augmented with the UMLS Specialist Lexicon. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 12(3), 275-285.

A pilot study of contextual UMLS indexing to improve the precision of concept-based representation in XML-structured clinical radiology reports
Huang, Y., Lowe, H. J., & Hersh, W. R. (2003). A pilot study of contextual UMLS indexing to improve the precision of concept-based representation in XML-structured clinical radiology reports. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 10(6), 580-587.

Preparing doctors for bedside computing.
Moffett, S. E., Menon, A. S., Meites, E. M., Kush, S., Lin, E. Y., & Lowe, H. L. (2003). Preparing doctors for bedside computing. Lancet, 362(9377), 86-?.

A randomized trial using computerized decision support to improve treatment of major depression in primary care
Rollman, B. L., Hanusa, B. H., Lowe, H. J., Gilbert, T., Kapoor, W. N., & Schulberg, H. C. (2002). A randomized trial using computerized decision support to improve treatment of major depression in primary care. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 17(7), 493-503.

A proposed key escrow system for secure patient information disclosure in biomedical research databases
Ferris, T. A., Garrison, G. M., & Lowe, H. J. (2002). A proposed key escrow system for secure patient information disclosure in biomedical research databases. AMIA 2002 SYMPOSIUM, PROCEEDINGS, 245-249.

The electronic medical record
Rollman, B. L., Hanusa, B. H., Gilbert, T., Lowe, H. J., Kapoor, W. N., & Schulberg, H. C. (2001). The electronic medical record. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 161(2), 189-197.

Selective automated indexing of findings and diagnoses in radiology reports.
Hersh W, Mailhot M, Arnott-Smith C, & Lowe H. (2001). Selective automated indexing of findings and diagnoses in radiology reports. J Biomed Inform, 34(4).

Evaluation of a filmless radiology pilot - A preliminary report
Mast, C. G., Caruso, M. A., Gadd, C. S., & Lowe, H. J. (2001). Evaluation of a filmless radiology pilot - A preliminary report. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 443-447.

Defining the role of anatomic pathology images in the multimedia electronic medical record - A preliminary report
Crowley, R. S., Gadd, C. S., Naus, G., Becich, M., & Lowe, H. J. (2000). Defining the role of anatomic pathology images in the multimedia electronic medical record - A preliminary report. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 161-165.

Automated semantic indexing of imaging reports to support retrieval of medical images in the multimedia electronic medical record
Lowe, H. J., Antipov, I., Hersh, W., Smith, C. A., & Mailhot, M. (1999). Automated semantic indexing of imaging reports to support retrieval of medical images in the multimedia electronic medical record. METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE, 38(4-5), 303-307.

Transforming the cancer center in the 21st century.
Lowe, H. J. (1999). Transforming the cancer center in the 21st century. M.D. computing : computers in medical practice, 16(3), 40-42.

Multimedia electronic medical record systems
Lowe, H. J. (1999). Multimedia electronic medical record systems. ACADEMIC MEDICINE, 74(2), 146-152.

The electronic medical record: Its role in disseminating depression guidelines in primary care practice
Rollman, B. L., Gilbert, T., Lowe, H. J., Kapoor, W. N., & Schulberg, H. C. (1999). The electronic medical record: Its role in disseminating depression guidelines in primary care practice. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE, 29(3), 267-286.

Towards knowledge-based retrieval of medical images. The role of semantic indexing, image content representation and knowledge-based retrieval.
Lowe, H. J., Antipov, I., Hersh, W., & Smith, C. A. (1998). Towards knowledge-based retrieval of medical images. The role of semantic indexing, image content representation and knowledge-based retrieval. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 882-886.

Information needs research in the era of the digital medical library
Lomax, E. C., & Lowe, H. J. (1998). Information needs research in the era of the digital medical library. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 658-662.

The Image Engine(TM) HPCC project. A medical digital library system using agent-based technology to create an integrated view of the electronic medical record
Lowe, H. J., Walker, W. K., Polonkey, S. E., Jiang, F. C., VRIES, J. K., & McCray, A. (1996). The Image Engine(TM) HPCC project. A medical digital library system using agent-based technology to create an integrated view of the electronic medical record. COMPUTER SOC PRESS I E E E.

The World Wide Web: A review of an emerging Internet-based technology for the distribution of biomedical information
Lowe, H. J., Lomax, E. C., & Polonkey, S. E. (1996). The World Wide Web: A review of an emerging Internet-based technology for the distribution of biomedical information. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 3(1), 1-14.

WebReport: a World Wide Web based clinical multimedia reporting system.
Lowe, H. J., Antipov, I., Walker, W. K., Polonkey, S. E., & Naus, G. J. (1996). WebReport: a World Wide Web based clinical multimedia reporting system. Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium, 314-318.

Using agent-based technology to create a cost effective, integrated, multimedia view of the electronic medical record.
Lowe, H. J., Walker, W. K., & VRIES, J. K. (1995). Using agent-based technology to create a cost effective, integrated, multimedia view of the electronic medical record. Proceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 441-444.

Image Engine an Integrated Multimedia Clinical Information System
Lowe HJ, Buchanan BG, Cooper GF, Kaplan B, & Vries JK. (1995). Image Engine an Integrated Multimedia Clinical Information System. MEDINFO, 8(1).

BUILDING A MEDICAL MULTIMEDIA DATABASE SYSTEM TO INTEGRATE CLINICAL INFORMATION - AN APPLICATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Lowe, H. J., Buchanan, B. G., Cooper, G. F., & VRIES, J. K. (1995). BUILDING A MEDICAL MULTIMEDIA DATABASE SYSTEM TO INTEGRATE CLINICAL INFORMATION - AN APPLICATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY. BULLETIN OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 83(1), 57-64.

UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE MEDICAL SUBJECT-HEADINGS (MESH) VOCABULARY TO PERFORM LITERATURE SEARCHES
Lowe, H. J., & Barnett, G. O. (1994). UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE MEDICAL SUBJECT-HEADINGS (MESH) VOCABULARY TO PERFORM LITERATURE SEARCHES. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 271(14), 1103-1108.

Image Engine: an object-oriented multimedia database for storing, retrieving and sharing medical images and text.
Lowe, H. J. (1993). Image Engine: an object-oriented multimedia database for storing, retrieving and sharing medical images and text. Proceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 839-843.

Evaluation of a microcomputer system for searching the MEDLINE Database
Lowe HJ, & Barnett GO. (1989). Evaluation of a microcomputer system for searching the MEDLINE Database. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care.

Remote Access MicroMeSH: A Microcomputer System for Searching MEDLINE
Lowe HJ, & Barnett GO. (1988). Remote Access MicroMeSH: A Microcomputer System for Searching MEDLINE. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care.

Mapping to MeSH - The art of trapping MeSH Equivalence from within narrative text
Elkin PL, Cimino JJ, & Lowe HJ. (1988). Mapping to MeSH - The art of trapping MeSH Equivalence from within narrative text. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care.

MicroMeSH: A Microcomputer System for Searching and Exploring the National Library Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Vocabulary
Lowe HJ, & Barnett GO. (1987). MicroMeSH: A Microcomputer System for Searching and Exploring the National Library Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Vocabulary. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care.

Remote Access MicroMeSH: An Enhanced Microcomputer System for Searching the MEDLINE Database
Lowe HJ, Barnett GO, & Scott J. (1986). Remote Access MicroMeSH: An Enhanced Microcomputer System for Searching the MEDLINE Database. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care.

DXPLAIN: A Computer-Based Diagnostic Knowledge Base
Hupp JA, Cimino JJ, Hoffer EP, & Lowe HJ. (1986). DXPLAIN: A Computer-Based Diagnostic Knowledge Base. MEDINFO.