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Marcelo
Fiszman
,
MD, PhD
Research Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
B1N28J
Phone Number: (
301
827-4942
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Fiszman's primary research interest is natural language processing algorithms that exploit symbolic, rule-based techniques for semantic interpretation of biomedical text. He also is using extracted semantic information for automatic abstraction summarization and literature-based discovery. This work supports the development of NLM's Semantic MEDLINE, an innovative biomedical information management application that combines document retrieval, semantic interpretation, automatic summarization, and knowledge visualization into a single application.

Dr. Fiszman has an M.D. from the State University of Rio de Janeiro a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at NLM.

Professional Activities: 
  • 2013 – Scientific Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics
  • 2012 to the present – Awards Committee, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 2012 to the present – Intern, Scientific Program Committee, Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine
  • 2012 – Scientific Program Committee, First International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Literature-Based Discovery
  • 2009 to the present – Scientific Program Committee, BioNLP, Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 2008 to the present – SIGBioMed (special interest group in BioNLP), Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 2007 to the present – Editorial Board of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine
  • 2006 to 2011 – Publications Committee, AMIA

Reviewer:

  • ACL BioNLP 2007 and 2008
  • AMIA – 2000 to the present
  • Information Processing & Management
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics
  • Journal of Information Retrieval
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  • KR-MED-Ontologies in Biomedicine
  • MEDINFO – 2004 to the present

Lectureship:

  • 2011-2013 spring and fall courses in biomedical informatics at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and sponsored by NLM
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2012 Best Paper Award, 2nd IEEE Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology
  • 2011 Elected Member of the American College of Medical Informatics
  • 2009 NLM Service Group Award, Semantic Knowledge Representation Project
  • 2008 Distinguished Paper Award Nomination, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 2002 Bruce Houtchens Award in Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah
  • 2000 Homer Warner Award, AMIA
  • 2000 Distinguished Paper Award Nomination, AMIA
  • 2000 Second Prize, Student Paper Competition, AMIA
Publications/Tools by Marcelo Fiszman: 
Zhang R, Cairelli MJ, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Rindflesch TC, Pakhomov SV, Melton GB. Exploiting Literature-derived Knowledge and Semantics to Identify Potential Prostate Cancer Drugs. Cancer Inform. 2014 Oct 14;13(Suppl 1):103-11. doi: 10.4137/CIN.S13889. eCollection 2014.
Zhang R, Cairelli MJ, Fiszman M, Rosemblat G, Kilicoglu H, Rindflesch TC, Pakhomov SV, Melton GB. Using semantic predications to uncover drug-drug interactions in clinical data. J Biomed Inform. 2014 Jun;49:134-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.01.004. Epub 2014 Jan 19.
Roberts K, Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Demner-Fushman D. Decomposing consumer health questions. BioNLP 2014.
Roberts K, Masterton K, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Demner-Fushman D. Annotating Question Types for Consumer Health Questions. LREC 2014, BioTxtM workshop.
Roberts K, Masterton K, Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Demner-Fushman D. Annotating Question Decomposition on Complex Medical Questions. LREC 2014.
Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Demner-Fushman D. Interpreting Consumer Health Questions: The Role of Anaphora and Ellipsis. Proceedings of BioNLP 2013. Pages 54-62.
Workman TE, Rosemblat G, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC. A literature-based assessment of concept pairs as a measure of semantic relatedness. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:1512-21. eCollection 2013.
Cairelli MJ, Miller CM, Fiszman M, Workman TE, Rindflesch TC. Semantic MEDLINE for discovery browsing: using semantic predications and the literature-based discovery paradigm to elucidate a mechanism for the obesity paradox. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:164-73. eCollection 2013.
Mishra R, Del Fiol G, Kilicoglu H, Jonnalagadda S, Fiszman M. Automatically extracting clinically useful sentences from UpToDate to support clinicians' information needs. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:987-92. eCollection 2013.
Jonnalagadda SR, Del Fiol G, Medlin R, Weir C, Fiszman M, Mostafa J, Liu H. Automatically extracting sentences from Medline citations to support clinicians' information needs. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):995-1000. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001347. Epub 2012 Oct 25.

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