Dr. Gettinger is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and the Executive Director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety. Prior to joining ONC, he was Professor of Anesthesiology and adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and was the CMIO for Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Associate Dean for Clinical Informatics at Geisel. Gettinger has extensive experience in the field of health information technology. He led the development of an electronic health record (EHR) system at Dartmouth and subsequently was the senior physician leader during Dartmouth’s transition to a vendor-based EHR. Gettinger’s clinical practice and research has been focused on anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and on information technology as it applies generally to health care. He founded the clinical informatics group at Dartmouth. He has been an active participant in the policy debates regarding patient privacy at both the state and federal level testifying before the Senate HELP Committee and participating as a member of the NH Legislative Taskforce on Privacy. In 2012-13 he completed service in Senator Orrin G. Hatch’s office as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.
Dr. Gettinger received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at the Hartford Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and was among the inaugural cohort of physicians certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 2013.