Biography

Dr. Medford is originally from Toronto, Canada. While primarily studying music in college, he was drawn to medicine as a result of the SARS outbreak in 2003 where he played a pivotal role in creating and designing the EMS database that tracked patients across the province of Ontario. He received his medical training at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and returned to Ontario to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship. He achieved the prestigious Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2015. Understanding the future direction of healthcare related to medicine and information technology, he subsequently completed a Clinical Informatics fellowship at Stanford University, becoming the first and only dual trained Infectious Diseases and Clinical Informatics physician in North America. He joined the UTSW faculty in 2018 and currently splits his time seeing inpatients on the General ID service while serving as the Assistant Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the health system.

Education

Medical School
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (2011)
Residency
Queen's University, Canada (2014), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Ottawa, Canada (2016), Infectious Diseases
Fellowship
Stanford University (2018), Clinical Informatics

Research Interest

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Applied Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile health
  • Telemedicine

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Personalized Antibiograms: Machine Learning for Precision Selection of Empiric Antibiotics.
Corbin CK, Medford RJ, Osei K, Chen JH, AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc 2020 2020 108-115
User stories as lightweight requirements for agile clinical decision support development.
Kannan V, Basit MA, Bajaj P, Carrington AR, Donahue IB, Flahaven EL, Medford R, Melaku T, Moran BA, Saldana LE, Willett DL, Youngblood JE, Toomay SM, J Am Med Inform Assoc 2019 Sep
Anal cancer and intraepithelial neoplasia: epidemiology, screening and prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
Medford RJ, Salit IE CMAJ 2015 Feb 187 2 111-5

Honors & Awards

  • Innovation Tank Winner
    Department of Medicine UT Southwestern (2020)
  • Infectious Diseases Teaching Award
    Division of Infectious Diseases (2019)
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society
    (2009)
  • SARS Hero
    (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • HIV Medicine Association (2020)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (2016)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2015)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2015)