Umberto Tachinardi

Credentials: MD, MSc, associate dean for biomedical informatics , School of Medicine and Public Health


Phone: +1(608)265-5996

A native of Brazil, Dr Umberto Tachinardi received his medical degree in 1983 from Itajuba School of Medicine and a master’s in physiology from the Biomedical Sciences Institute at the State University of Sao Paulo. Dr. Tachinardi was the CIO of the Heart Institute of the State University of Sao Paulo Medical School, when he left after more than 20 years of tenure, developing Electronic Medical Records Systems. Between 2002 and 2006 he led the IT group of the State Secretary of Health of Sao Paulo State. Since coming to the U.S. in 2006, he has served on many NIH review panels and been involved with national medical informatics groups and projects. Dr. Tachinardi was named Chief Research Information Officer, and Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics, at the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison. He is also the Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). Dr. Umberto Tachinardi came to UW-Madison from the University of Chicago, where he was director of informatics in the Office of Clinical Research and for the UC Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was also assistant dean of academic and research informatics at Chicago.