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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: 
Campbell JR, Xu J, Fung K. Can SNOMED CT fulfill the vision of a compositional terminology? Analyzing the use case for problem list. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:181-8. Epub 2011 Oct 22.
Jao CS, Fung KW, Demner-Fushman D. Identifying indications for drugs in drug package inserts. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2010. November 2010
Fung KW, McDonald C, Srinivasan S. The UMLS-CORE project: a study of the problem list terminologies used in large healthcare institutions. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Nov-Dec;17(6):675-80. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2010.007047.
Fung K, Scichilone R, Giannangelo K. Benefits and Use Cases of a SNOMED CT to ICD-10 Map. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2010: 1049.
Zhu VJ, Fung K. Extraction and Comparison of Drug Class Information From Standard Terminologies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. November 2010:1327.
Fung KW. API: RxTerms
Fung KW. Dataset: SNOMED CT route of administration subset.
Fung K, Berglund D, Scichilone R, Brear H, Giannangelo K. SNOMED CT to ICD-10 map development process diagram. Meeting of the WHO Collaborating Centers for the Family of International Classifications. October 2009.
Fung K, Berglund D, Scichilone R, Brear H, Giannangelo K. SNOMED CT to ICD-10 mapping project update - a joint task for IHTSDO and WHO-FIC. Meeting of the WHO Collaborating Centers for the Family of International Classifications. October 2009.
Fung KW. Dataset: CORE problem list of SNOMED CT.

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