Frank Sonnenberg, MD, to Join Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health as Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Frank Sonnenberg, MD, FACP, FACMI, has joined the combined medical group of RWJBarnabas Frank Sonnenberg MDHealth and Rutgers Health as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer. In this role, Dr. Sonnenberg will provide executive direction and strategic leadership for the development of clinical information system design and utilization, patient care process improvement and the interpretation of data and informatics methods for the combined medical group. He will also help to establish and communicate a vision and plan for the use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Dr. Sonnenberg is Professor of Medicine and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and also Clinical Professor of Health Informatics at the Rutgers School of Health Professions in Newark. He is the Informatics Core Co-Lead for NJ-ACTS, the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA and a research fellowship at the New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics.

Among many honors, Dr. Sonnenberg was elected to the inaugural class of Health Informatics Fellows of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology and has been the recipient of First Independent Research and Transition (FIRST) and Research Career Development (RCDA) awards from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. He has also served on many committees, including chairing the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee (BLIRC), the standing study section for the National Library of Medicine. He currently serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ and the Advisory Council for NJHIN, the New Jersey State Health Information Network.