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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: 
Chapman WW, Fiszman M, Dowling JN, Chapman BE, Rindflesch TC. Identifying Respiratory Findings in Emergency Department Reports for Biosurveillance using MetaMap Medinfo. 2004 Sept.;2004: 487-491.
Tringali M, Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Bodenreider O. Strategies for Mapping Concepts in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Reports to the UMLS Metathesaurus Medinfo. 2004 Sept.;2004: 1885.
Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H. Summarization of an Online Medical Encyclopedia MedInfo. 2004 Sept.;2004: 506-510.
Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H. Abstraction Summarization for Managing the Biomedical Research Literature Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL Workshop on Computational Lexical Semantics. 2004;:76-83.
Rindflesch TC, Fiszman M. The Interaction of Domain Knowledge and Linguistic Structure in Natural Language Processing: Interpreting Hypernymic Propositions in Biomedical Text Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2003;36(6):462-77.
Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H. Interpreting Hypernymic Propositions in an Online Medical Encyclopedia AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:840.
Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H. Integrating a Hypernymic Proposition Interpreter into a Semantic Processor for Biomedical Texts AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:239-43.
Rindflesch TC, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Libbus B. Semantic Knowledge Representation Project: A Report to the Board of Scientific Counselors September 2003 Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors.

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