Each year, the Oberst Award recognizes a pediatrician who has made outstanding contributions to the use of health information technology in pediatrics.
Dr. Downs is director of Children’s Health Services Research at IU School of Medicine. He directs Regenstrief’s Informatics Research Training Program and is a Riley Hospital for Children physician.
The Oberst Award is presented to a Fellow of the AAP who has made a significant contribution to the field of clinical information technology in one or more of the following areas:
improving pediatric clinical information systems;
educating child health professionals in the use of clinical information technology;
creating health policies that promote better use of pediatric clinical information systems.
A nationally respected clinician and health information technology expert, Dr. Downs joined the IU School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute in 2001. He received his medical and master’s degrees from Stanford University.