Dr. Warner Slack

Dr. Warner Slack received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University, his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his medical internship and residency training in neurology at the University of Wisconsin.

Over the past 40 years he has focused his research on the use of computers to improve communication in the field of medicine and to empower both patients and doctors for better health care. From 1989 through 1998, he was Editor in Chief of the journal MD Computing.

He is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a member of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and, with Howard L. Bleich, M.D., co-president of the Center for Clinical Computing in Boston.


Division co-Founder honored at 2012 Wisconsin Alumni Awards
Division co-Founder Dr. Warner Slack was given the Medical Alumni Resident Citation Award at the 2012 Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Alumni Awards ceremony. The award, presented to Dr. Slack in Madison, Wi, honors an individual who has achieved distinction in the practice of medicine, in academic activites and in research accomplishment. View the award that Dr. Slack received.


Patient-computer Dialogue Editorial Published
Division Faculty member Dr. Warner Slack wrote an editorial on Patient-computer Dialogue. The editorial was recently published in the proceedings of the Mayo Clinic. Click here to read the editorial.


Division Faculty Highlighted in New Book
Division Faculty member Dr. Warner Slack was highlighted in the book The Decision Tree by Thomas Goetz of Wired.com fame. Dr. Slack's accomplishments in promoting the importance of Patient-Centric medicine and his ground breaking work in proving the effectiveness and importance of the open exchange of information with the patient are the focus of the book's final chapter. Click here for more information on the book.