Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

A. Zach Hettinger, MD, MS

Medical Director and Director of Cognitive Informatics

Dr. Hettinger serves as the medical director for the Human Factors Center, providing medical expertise and direction on projects, grants, contracts, and adverse event reviews. He has significant experience in funded research applying human factors methods to adverse event analysis and health IT usability and safety. He has received funding from AHRQ, NIH, ONC, and several foundations.

Dr. Hettinger completed a research fellowship at the University of Rochester and holds a master¹s degree in clinical investigation. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Hettinger had experience as a web programmer, database manager and network administrator. He has expertise in health IT and has focused his IT research in data visualization, human-computer interaction and health IT safety. Dr. Hettinger is dual board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. In addition, he is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University and a practicing emergency physician at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.