Yves A. Lussier

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Yves A. Lussier
Born Canada Montreal, Canada
Alma mater Columbia University
Université de Sherbrooke
Université Laval
Known for -co-founder of Development Purkinje (Purkinje Incorporated)
-co-Founder and 2009 Chair
AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics[1]closed access publication – behind paywall
-VigiLens Health Monitor
Scientific career
Fields Precision medicine, Translational bioinformatics, Personal Genomics, Personalized medicine, Cancer and Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Ontologies, Medical Language Processing
Institutions University of Arizona
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
The University of Chicago
Columbia University
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Sherbrooke (CHUS)
Academic advisors James J. Cimino, Carol Friedman, Roger Côté
Influenced Clinical Pen computing
Translational Bioinformatics
Precision medicine

Yves A. Lussier is a physician-scientist conducting research in Precision medicine, Translational bioinformatics and Personal Genomics. As a co-founder of Purkinje, he pioneered the commercial use of controlled medical vocabulary organized as directed semantic networks in electronic medical records, as well as Pen computing for clinicians.[2]


Lussier works in both clinical medicine and biomedical informatics. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Associate Vice President (Chief knowledge officer) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, Associate Director of BIO5, and Associate Director for Informatics and Precision medicine of the UA Cancer Center.[3]

Lussier served as Director of Technology transfer and Assist Prof. at Columbia University Depts. of Medicine and of Biomedical Informatics, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2) and Columbia Joint Center for Systems Biology from 2001-6. He was the Faculty Speaker at the PhD convocation of Columbia University in 2004.[4] Lussier is a recipient of three IBM Faculty Awards.[5] He was Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago, he directed of Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBI), was Associate Director for Informatics of the Cancer Center, and joint Director for Informatics of the Institute for Translational Medicine (CTSA) from 2006-2011.[6] He was Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Illinois at Chicago, Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, Associate DIrector for Informatics of the Illinois Cancer Center, and Faculty Director of the Center for Research Informatics (core facility) from 2011-13.[7]

Since 2006, Lussier has been serving as Fellow of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology and of the Computation Institute.[8] He was appointed as the General Chair of the 2009 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics and has made significant contribution to the emerging field of translational bioinformatics and personalized medicine.[9] He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and on the Journal of Personalized Medicine. He cumulated over 130 publications [10] as well as multiple commencement, conference keynote lectureships and 300 abstract communications and invited lectures.[3] Lussier is an elected Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) since 2005.[11]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Inducted Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (2005)[12]
  • IBM Faculty Awards 2003,2004 1st recipient, Columbia University Faculty Mentoring Award[13]
  • Outstanding Paper Awards, 2008(2),2009,2010, 2011 Summit for Translational Bioinformatics AMIA[14]
  • Distinguished paper award 2011 AMIA[15]
  • Best papers awards, Translational Bioinformatics Conference 2012 and 2013[14]
  • Recognized as an “Ambassador of Health Sciences” by the University of Sherbrooke on June 1, 2017[16]


  1. ^ "2009 AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics". Amia.org. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Yves A. Lussier : un diplômé pionnier dans le domaine de la médecine de précision au service de la santé". Usherbrooke.ca. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Yves A. Lussier, MD, FACMI". Uahs.arizona.edu. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "PHD I Convocation: Biomedical and Affiliated Schools" (PDF). Columbia.edu. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  5. ^ Kaczmarczyk, Teresa. "Around and About". Cumc.columbia.edu. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Yves Lussier, MD - University of Chicago - Comprehensive Cancer Center". t-aml.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Yves A Lussier, MD, FAMCI - Department of Medicine". deptmedicine.arizona.edu. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology". The University of Chicago. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "American Medical Informatics Association 2009 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics Final Program" (PDF). Amia.org. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "yves lussier". Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Yves A. Lussier, MD, FACMI - AMIA". Amia.org. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Yves A. Lussier, MD, FACMI". Amia.org. 
  13. ^ "Alumni - Columbia University". Dbmi.columbia.edu. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  14. ^ a b "Archive of "AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings"". Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "e-News November 17, 2011". Amia.org. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Ambassador of Health Sciences". Usherbrooke.ca. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 

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