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Michael Strong

Adjunct Instructor

Master of Healthcare Administration

Dr. Michael B. Strong is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at the University of Utah. He graduated with a BS in Microbiology from Brigham Young University. He received his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine in 1993 and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Utah in 1996. He joined the University of Utah faculty in 1999 and founded the Hospitalist program in the Department of Internal Medicine. He served as the director of the Hospitalist group until 2010. He became the physician champion for the EMR implementation project in 2005 and was then named as the first Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Utah in 2008. He served in this position until 2018, overseeing the successful implementation of the inpatient EMR in 2009, as well as the outpatient EMR in 2012. He also assumed responsibility for the oversight of the institutional Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) in 2013. Following a 3-year leave of absence to do volunteer work in Lima, Peru, Dr. Strong was re-appointed as the Chief Medical Information Officer in December 2021