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Kin Wah
Fung
,
MD
Staff Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
9S918
Phone Number: (
301
827-5001
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Fung received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong, Master of Science degree (Computer-based Information Systems) from the University of Sunderland, UK; and Master of Arts degree (Biomedical Informatics) from Columbia University, New York. Combining the clinical knowledge of his long surgical career, the experience in building real-life medical information systems and the skills acquired from formal informatics education, Dr. Fung’s research focuses on the use of biomedical terminologies in electronic health records. He aims to provide practical solutions to overcome obstacles in the adoption of terminology standards. The subjects of his research include inter-terminology mapping, problem list terminologies and drug terminologies.

Professional Activities: 

He serves as the chair of the Mapping Special Interest Group of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) since 2009. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a member of the NLM’s UMLS Steering Committee.

Honors and Awards: 

Since joining NLM in 2003, Dr. Fung has received 2 individual and 5 group NLM Special Act or Service Awards. He received an individual NIH Merit Award in 2009 for sustained excellence in multiple initiatives involving applied medical terminology research.

Publications/Tools by Kin Wah Fung: 
Fung K. Medical Terminologies in Action Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors September 2017
Fung K, Kapusnik-Uner J, Cunningham J, Higby-Baker S, Bodenreider O. Comparison of three commercial knowledge bases for detection of drug-drug interactions in clinical decision support. Comparison of three commercial knowledge bases for detection
Fung K, Xu J, Amey F, Gutierrez AR, D'Have A. Leveraging Lexical Matching and Ontological Alignment to Map SNOMED CT Surgical Procedures to ICD-10-PCS. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:570-579. eCollection 2016.
Topaz M, Goss F, Blumenthal K, Lai K, Seger DL, Slight SP, Wickner PG, Robinson GA, Fung KW, McClure RC, Spiro S, Acker WW, Bates DW, Zhou L. Towards improved drug allergy alerts: Multidisciplinary expert recommendations. Int J Med Inform. 2017 Jan;97:353-355. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.10.006. Epub 2016 Oct 6.
Madani S, Henderson J, Fung K. Development of an oncology subset of SNOMED CT based on patient notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2016: 91-92.
Fung KW, Richesson R, Smerek M, Pereira KC, Green BB, Patkar A, Clowse M, Bauck A, Bodenreider O. Preparing for the ICD-10-CM Transition: Automated Methods for Translating ICD Codes in Clinical Phenotype Definitions. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2016 Apr 12;4(1):1211. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1211. eCollection 2016.
Fung KW, Xu J. An exploration of the properties of the CORE problem list subset and how it facilitates the implementation of SNOMED CT. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 May;22(3):649-58. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu022. Epub 2015 Feb 26.
Fung KW, Richesson R, Bodenreider O. Coverage of rare disease names in standard terminologies and implications for patients, providers, and research. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014 Nov 14;2014:564-72. eCollection 2014.
Richesson RL, Fung K, Bodenreider O. Coverage of rare disease names in cinical coding systems and ontologies and implications for electronic health records-based research. Proc 5th Int'l Conf Conference on Biomedical Ontology.
Fung K, Kayaalp M, Callaghan FM, McDonald CJ. Comparison of electronic pharmacy prescription records with manually collected medication histories in an emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep;62(3):205-11. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.04.014. Epub 2013 May 18.

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