Steven E. Waldren, MD, MS, is a family physician and informaticist, and he has dedicated his career over the last decade to understand, promote, and innovate health information technology. He joined the American Academy of Family Physicians in May 2004 and serves as director of the AAFP’s Center for Health IT. He is also a commissioner on the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan Access and Payment Commission; Vice-chair of the ASTM Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics; and Board Chair for the Center for Improving Medications Management.
Waldren received a master’s degree in health care informatics in 2004 from the University of Missouri-Columbia while completing a National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Medical Informatics Fellowship. He completed his family medicine residency at Wesley Family Practice in Wichita, Kansas. Immediately prior, he earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.