Steven E. Waldren, MD, MS is the VP and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a nationally recognized expert in health information technology and has over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining the AAFP, Dr. Waldren was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow at the Univ. of Missouri, Columbia; at which time, Dr. Waldren earned a master’s degree in Medical Informatics. Dr. Waldren is also a residency trained family physician. Besides his role at the AAFP, he also participates in many national health care informatics initiatives including board member of Logica Health, co-chair of the Da Vinci Clinical Advisory Council, and past commissioner on the federal Medicaid Payment and Access Commission.