Peter Z. Tarczy-Hornoch, MD

Peter Z. Tarczy-Hornoch, MD


On staff since October 1995

Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Medical Information and Biomedical Informatics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Dr. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. He serves as the Head of the Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics where he also serves in a variety of leadership roles throughout the School of Medicine.

He teaches the introductory course of Biomedical and Health Informatics and runs the Biomedical and Health Informatics Lecture Series. His current research in collaboration with computer scientists focuses on data integration of biomedical and health data including looking at ways of handling semi structured data, representing uncertainty at various levels in the system, and doing computerized reasoning over integrated data. The challenges and opportunities his research is applied to arise from collaborations with biologists and clinical and translational researchers looking at: a) large scale functional gene annotation of bacteria and protozoans, b) single-nucleotide polymorphisms for elucidation of disease mechanisms, c) expression array experiment analysis, and d) as part of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences and the Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine research in the area of collaborative integrated analysis of a combination of clinical data, experimental biological data, and clinical/translational research study data.


Medical/Professional School

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford


Pediatrics, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Neonatology, Biomedical and Health Informatics, Electonic Medical Records, Biomedical Data Integration and Analysis, "Just In Time Information at the Point of Care"

Research Focus Area

Translational Research