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Thomas R. Yackel M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

    • Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Associate Dean, Clinical Practice Office of the Dean School of Medicine
    • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program School of Medicine

Dr. Yackel has been practicing general internal medicine at OHSU since 2002. He graduated from medical school in 1996 with an M.D. and master of public health degree from the George Washington University. After completing his residency and serving as a chief resident at George Washington University, he came to Oregon for specialized training at OHSU in medical informatics. Currently, Dr. Yackel's professional interests include caring for complex adult patients, teaching and promoting the use of clinical information systems, and administative medicine. In his free time, Dr. Yackel enjoys family activities, travel and volunteer work.

  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine and primary care, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1996-1999, chief resident in internal medicine, 1999-2000
  • Fellowship:

    • National Library of Medicine fellowship in medical informatics, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2000-2002
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomate in internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999


  • "Clinical decisions support malfunctions in a commercial electronic health record." Applied Clinical Informatics In: , Vol. 8, No. 3, 06.09.2017, p. 910-923.
  • "Perspectives and uses of the electronic health record among US pediatricians : A national survey." Journal of Ambulatory Care Management In: , Vol. 40, No. 1, 2017, p. 59-68.
  • "Transitioning From Volume to Value : One Academic Medical Center’s Approach to Improving Population Health." Academic Medicine In: , 20.12.2016.
  • "Capsule Commentary on Lee et al., Patient use of Email, Facebook, and Physicians’ Websites to Communicate with Physicians : A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users." Journal of General Internal Medicine In: , Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 102.
  • "Clinical Decision Support Reduces Overuse of Red Blood Cell Transfusions : Interrupted Time Series Analysis." American Journal of Medicine In: , 2016.
  • "Early experiences of accredited clinical informatics fellowships." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association In: , Vol. 23, No. 4, 2016, p. 829-834.
  • "Clinic Workflow Simulations using Secondary EHR Data." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium In: , Vol. 2016, 2016, p. 647-656.
  • "Clinical documentation in the 21st century : Executive summary of a policy position paper from the American College of Physicians." Annals of Internal Medicine  In: , Vol. 162, No. 4, 17.02.2015, p. 301-303.
  • "Electronic health record impact on productivity and efficiency in an academic pediatric ophthalmology practice." Journal of AAPOS In: , Vol. 18, No. 6, 01.12.2014, p. 584-589.
  • "THE FIVE P'S TO INFLUENCE PHYSICIANS." Physician leadership journal In: , Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.11.2014, p. 24-26.
  • "Impact of an electronic health record operating room management system in ophthalmology on documentation time, surgical volume, and staffing." JAMA Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 132, No. 5, 2014, p. 586-592.
  • "Electronic health record systems in ophthalmology : Impact on clinical documentation." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 120, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 1745-1755.
  • "Time-motion analysis of clinical nursing documentation during implementation of an electronic operating room management system for ophthalmic surgery." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium In: , Vol. 2013, 2013, p. 1195-1204.
  • "Evaluation of electronic health record implementation in ophthalmology at an academic medical center (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)." Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society In: , Vol. 111, 2013, p. 70-92.
  • "Fixed-wing medical transport crashes : Characteristics associated with fatal outcomes." Air Medical Journal In: , Vol. 30, No. 3, 05.2011, p. 149-152.
  • "Unintended errors with EHR-based result management : A case series." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association In: , Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 104-107.
  • "Copy-and-paste-and-paste [7]." Journal of the American Medical Association In: , Vol. 296, No. 19, 15.11.2006, p. 2315.
  • "Impacts of computerized physician documentation in a teaching hospital : Perceptions of faculty and resident physicians." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association In: , Vol. 11, No. 4, 07.2004, p. 300-309.
  • "Development methodology for a "next generation" medical informatics curriculum for clinicians." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  In: , 2003, p. 986.
  • "How the open-source development model can improve medical software."  Medinfo. MEDINFO. Vol. 10 Pt 1. ed. 2001. p. 68-72.
  • "How the open-source development model can improve medical software."  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 84 2001. p. 68-72.

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