He is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy to effectively use information technology to advance the research mission
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., has been appointed associate dean for research information technology in the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), effective Feb. 1.
Working closely with Health Information Technology and Services, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), departmental leadership, and other research and informatics teams across the Medical School, he sets research IT priorities to help ensure our competitive positioning for the future. To that end, he will coordinate centralized research IT efforts with departmental points of distributed innovation and champion the use of IT to differentiate Michigan Medicine in securing extramural funding, establishing industry partnerships, and attracting and retaining top faculty, staff and students. Additionally, he serves as a liaison to U-M campus research IT leadership to maximize the research impact of an integrated computing environment.
Kheterpal received his Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Medicine, and Master in Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan. His career has been focused on the novel use of IT and electronic health records (EHR) for patient care, quality improvement and research. He is recognized as a national leader in perioperative large dataset clinical research and has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters regarding intraoperative management and long-term postoperative outcomes. Using innovative techniques to integrate administrative, EHR, and registry data across institutions, he leads the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group. The group has accumulated more than six million patient records with risk-adjusted outcomes and detailed clinical intervention data spanning more than 30 health systems across the U.S. and Europe for outcomes research and quality improvement.
A senior director for research IT within the UMMS Office of Research for the past three years, he also serves as director for the Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE) Collaborative Quality Initiative, is a member of the advisory panel for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, and recently appointed to the NIH’s Council of Councils.