Wael Alrifai, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics
(615) 343-6518
(615) 322-1763

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FOCUS: Clinical informatics, clinical data, predictive modeling

Dr. Alrifai is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, a board-certified neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology, and a board-certified clinical informatician in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He holds a master's degree in applied clinical informatics. Dr. Alrifai is a VUMC HealthIT Clinical Director and the Medical Director for Inpatient Pediatric Informatics. He designed electronic health records clinical content for the VUMC neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and multiple NICUs in Tennessee. Dr. Alrifai's research focus is clinical decision support (CDS) for pediatric care, workload and patient acuity modeling, and clinical analytics. He designed and published clinical trials to evaluate health information technology systems in neonatal care and has ongoing trials in the evaluation of CDS tools.

Education & Training

MD – Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
MS – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Internship – American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency – University of South Alabama Pediatric Residency
Fellowship – Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship