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fernando martin-sanchez

  • Research Professor
  • Carlos III Health Institute
  • 51PublicationsNumber of items in fernando's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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Professor Fernando Martin-Sanchez was born in Madrid, Spain, where he studied Molecular Biology (MSc) and Biochemistry (BSc) at the Universidad Autonoma (U.A.M). He then received his MSc. degree in Knowledge Engineering and a PhD in Informatics from the Technical University (U.P.M). After a postdoctoral stay at the Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering between Emory University Hospital and Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, USA, he returned to Spain and entered the National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). From 1993 to 1998 he was the CIO of the Institute and in 1998 became the Founding Director of the Medical Bioinformatics Research Unit. In 2010 he received his PhD in Medicine from the University of La Coruna (Spain). As of February 2011 he was appointed Professor and Chair of Health Informatics at the Melbourne Medical School and Head of Health and Biomedical Informatics Research Laboratory of IBES (Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society). In May 2013 he was appointed inaugural Director of the University of Melbourne Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HABIC). In December 2015 he has started a new academic role with Weill Cornell Medicine (Cornell University) in New York. Through the Division of Health Informatics, he is affiliated with the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). He served as a vice president of IMIA for over 6 years from 2007 to 2013 and Co-Chaired the Scientific Program Committee for MEDINFO 2015. He also is the current Chair of the IMIA Big Data Mining and Analytics Working Group and Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Big Dat and Analytics in Healthcare. as the chair of NI Special Interest Group of the IMIA from 2012 to 2015. Prof. Martin-Sanchez is co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been funded by the European Commission, and Agencies from Spain, Australia and the USA. His recent research focuses on the application of informatics methods in Participatory Health and Precision Medicine.


Co-authors (3)

  • Paula Otero
  • Daniel Luna

Publications (5)

  • Microarrays and Colon Cancer in the Road for Translational Medicine

    • Lopez-Campos G
    • Romera-Lopez A
    • Seoane J
    • et al.
  • COMBIOMED: A cooperative thematic research network on computational biomedicine in Spain

    • Fernando M
    • Victoria L
    • Isabel H
    • et al.
  • An e-Learning Experience in a Biomedical Research and Public Health Institute

    • Villarrubia-Ensenat A
    • Garcia-Hernandez O
    • Hermosilla-Gimeno I
    • et al.

    • PELAYO I
    • YARTE A
    • et al.
  • salud: impactos de la aplicaci—n de las nuevas tecnolog’as para el tratamiento de la informaci—n genŽtica en la investigaci—n biomŽdica y la pr‡ctica cl’nica

    • Mart’n S‡nchez F
    • L—pez Campos G
    • Maojo Garc’a V


International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare

Co-Editor in Chief

2014 - Present

Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Member of the Editorial Board

2011 - Present

BMC Health Information Science and Systems

Member of the Editorial Board

2011 - Present

Methods of Information in Medicine

Member of the Editorial Board

2006 - Present

Professional experience

Research Professor

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

July 2017 - Present

Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research

Weill Cornell Medicine

December 2015 - June 2017(2 years)