Michael Gillam, MD, FACEP, is a medical informaticist, researcher, software architect, health IT strategist and board certified in emergency medicine. Most recently, he was a partner level physician executive and Director of the Microsoft Healthcare Innovation Lab which served as an incubation, technology transfer, and prototyping lab for next generation health informatics technologies. He was one of four physician directors of the team that built and sold the software which became one of Microsoft’s flagship products in healthcare, Microsoft Amalga™.
He has served as Chair of Informatics for both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Gillam has directed projects spanning technologies including: natural user interfaces in healthcare; advanced data visualization; biosurveillance; RFID tracking; automated facial image capture; enterprise search in healthcare; unified communications; gesture based interface control; Surface computing; augmented reality; and medical robotics.