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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: 
Goss FR, Lai KH, Topaz M, Acker WW, Kowalski L, Plasek JM, Blumenthal KG, Seger DL, Slight SP, Fung KW, Chang FY, Bates DW, Zhou L. A value set for documenting adverse reactions in electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jun 1;25(6):661-669. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx139.
Fung K, Xue Z, Ameye F, Gutierrez AR, D'Have A. Achieving Logical Equivalence between SNOMED CT and ICD-10-PCS Surgical Procedures. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Apr 16;2017:724-733. eCollection 2017.
Fung K, Gutierrez A, Ameye F, D’Have A, Ariel B. Demonstrating the Benefits of Mapping SNOMED CT to ICD-10-PCS through a Prototype Application for End User Implementation. SNOMED Expo Oct 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia pp. 0
Bhupatiraju R, Huser V, Fung K. Phenotype modelling tools utilizing standardized EHR data in a Common Data Model format [Poster]. NIH Research Festival 2017.
Fung K. Medical Terminologies in Action Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors September 2017
Sun H, Li J, Wu Y, Wang L, Fung K. Using an Ontology-Based Approach to Handle Author Affiliations in a Large Biomedical Citation Database. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;245:1338.
Bhupatiraju R, Fung K, Bodenreider O. MetaMapLite in Excel: Biomedical named-entity recognition for non-technical users. Stud Health Technol Inform (Proc Medinfo): 1252.
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. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jul 1;24(4):806-812. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx010.
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.

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