Press Release

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Names New Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer


STANFORD, CA (September 12, 2013) — Continuing to position itself for future innovation, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) has named Pravene Nath, MD, as its chief information officer and Christopher (Topher) Sharp, MD, as chief medical information officer.

Nath joined SHC in September 2008 as chief medical information officer and most recently served as its interim chief information officer. He is also a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University and his MD and MSE in biomedical engineering from The University of Michigan. Nath completed his residency in emergency medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.

"Dr. Nath has been instrumental in establishing innovative new technology programs at SHC, and we are fortunate to have him leading our IT initiatives," said Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "His leadership has helped SHC become a paperless hospital for improved patient safety and quality, and to earn national recognition for our outstanding levels of IT adoption."

Sharp will report to Nath and will oversee SHC's clinical informatics strategy, optimization of information technology workflows and new EMR implementations.

"Dr. Sharp has served as a passionate physician advocate for the use of innovative clinical technology to support patient care," said Nath. "His experience with design, optimization and integration of electronic health records, among other accomplishments, is a tremendous asset to our team."

Sharp is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford. As a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Sharp maintains an active practice at the Stanford Internal Medicine clinic and regularly participates in the teaching of residents and students.

About Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care (SHC) seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover.  Across its health system of inpatient care, outpatient health centers, medical groups, health plan offerings, care navigation and virtual care services, Stanford Health Care provides patients with the very best in health and care through its unique leading edge and coordinated care approach.

Stanford Health Care is widely recognized for delivering the highest levels of care and compassion, while also discovering breakthroughs for treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, primary care issues, and many other conditions.  Stanford Health Care and its Stanford Hospital, along with Stanford Children’s Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine, are committed to delivering Stanford Medicine excellence to each and every patient and family served.

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