Robert V. Sideli, M.D. became the Chief Information Officer for Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) on June 15, 2007. Bob was a resident and chief resident in Pathology at Presbyterian Hospital, completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics in the Center for Medical Informatics, and was then an Assistant Professor of Pathology (in the Center for Medical Informatics) from 1993-1995. He played an important role in developing and installing the clinical information systems that were built by the clinical informatics group in the Center for Medical Informatics. He spent several years with a consulting firm, and then held the position of Chief Information Officer at the Metropolitan Jewish Health System in Brooklyn. In 2003 he took a senior position at Cerner and has led the implementation of Cerner information technology products at a major hospital system in Indiana.