Donald Lindberg

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Name: Donald Lindberg, MD

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1984. Morris Collen Award 1997.


Degrees: Amherst College, MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Current Position: Director, National Library of Medicine

Current email:

Professional Affiliations: Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia

Adjunct Professor of Pathology at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Professional Activities:

Honors and Awards: Elected IOM 1985

Surgeon General's Medallion

AMA Nathan Davis Award for outstanding member of the Executive Branch in Career Public Service

Walter C. Alvarez Memorial Award of the American Medical Writers Association

HHS Meritorious Service Award

MLA President's Award

New York Academy of Medicine Information Frontier Award

US Medicine Frank Brown Berry Prize

Cosmos Club Award

Other Works:

Other Information: First President of AMIA

Curriculum Vitae: NLM biography

Selected Publications:

The National Library of Medicine.
Lindberg DA.
World Neurosurg. 2010 Jul;74(1):46-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 21299985

Defining the next generation journal: The NLM-Elsevier interactive publications\

Siegel ER, Lindberg DA, Campbell GP, Harless WG, Goodwin CR.
Inf Serv Use. 2010 Jan 1;30(1-2):17-30.
PMID: 21165152

"My flying machine was out of order".
Lindberg DA, Howe SE.
Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2009;120:99-111.
PMID: 19768167

Diagnostic error: is overconfidence the problem? Introduction.
Lindberg DA.
Am J Med. 2008 May;121(5 Suppl):S1. No abstract available.
PMID: 18440349

Issues in the registration of clinical trials.
Zarin DA, Ide NC, Tse T, Harlan WR, West JC, Lindberg DA.
JAMA. 2007 May 16;297(19):2112-20.
PMID: 17507347

Information Rx: Evaluation of a new informatics tool for physicians, patients, \
and libraries.
Siegel ER, Logan RA, Harnsberger RL, Cravedi K, Krause JA, Lyon B, Hajarian K, \
Uhl J, Ruffin A, Lindberg DA.
Inf Serv Use. 2006;26(1):1-10.
PMID: 17060946

Searching the medical literature.
Lindberg DA.
N Engl J Med. 2006 Jun 1;354(22):2393; author reply 2393. No abstract available\
PMID: 16738283

Response to: "Rescuing the NIH before it is too late".
Alexander DF, Alving BM, Battey JF, Berg JM, Collins FS, Fauci AS, Gallin JI, G\
rady PA, Hodes RJ, Hrynkow SH, Insel TR, Jones JF, Katz SI, Landis SC, Li TK, L\
indberg DA, Nabel EG, Niederhuber JE, Pettigrew RI, Rodgers GP, Ruffin J, Scarp\
a A, Schwartz DA, Sieving PA, Straus SE, Tabak LA, Volkow ND.
J Clin Invest. 2006 Jun;116(6):1462-3.
PMID: 16648877

Commentary on G. Octo Barnett's Report to the Computer Research Study Section.
Lindberg DA.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):136-7. Epub 2005 Dec 15. No abstract \
PMID: 16357346

2015--the future of medical libraries.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 17;352(11):1067-70. No abstract available.
PMID: 15784661

Biomedical informatics: precious scientific resource and public policy dilemma.
Lindberg DA.
Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2003;114:113-20; discussion 121.Warner
HR, Budkin A. A "link trainer" for the coronary care unit. Comput
Biomed Res. 1968 Oct;2(2):135b
PMID: 12813915

"You have to be there": twenty-five years of SCAMC/AMIA symposia.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2002 Jul-Aug;9(4):332-45.
PMID: 12087115


Computers in Life Science Research (ed), 1975

Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics, 1978

Computer and Medical Care, 1968

Growth of Medical Information Systems in the United States, 1979

Patient records. (response to Don E. Detmer and Elaine B. Steen, Issues, Spr 1993): An article
from: Issues in Science and Technology
by Donald A.B. Lindberg, Betsy L. Humphreys, J.H.U. Brown and David L. Potash 2005

Computer Applications in Medical Care by Morris F. Collen, Edmund E. Van Brunt and Donald A. Lindberg, 1982

Health Hotlines: Toll-free Numbers from the National Library of Medicine's Dirline Database 2003

Additional Media:
Dr. Linberg discussed 'genbank' and the human genome project (from youtube)

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[ IBM Center for the Business of Government Interview]

NLM biography

JAMIA presentation of Collen award.

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