Douglas MacFadden
Chief Informatics Officer, Harvard Catalyst
Degree(s): MS Computer Science, BS Computer Science, BS Mechanical Engineering
Harvard Medical School

About Douglas

As Chief Informatics Officer for Harvard Catalyst at Harvard Medical School, Douglas MacFadden directs the development of informatics technology to accelerate bio-medical research by providing access to unique information sources and implementing systems to increase collaboration and the pace of research.

Prior to his role with Harvard Catalyst, Douglas served as Director of Informatics at the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI), Harvard Medical School, where he oversaw the development of informatics technology to accelerate big data research. He was also responsible for implementation of mission critical systems that support the service model of the Countway Library of Medicine, a world-class leader in providing resources and services to the 10,000 plus members of the HMS bio-medical research community.

Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, Douglas served in technology leadership roles at SunGard and Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). In these roles he led the development of strategic new informatics products and systems for research and real-time processing of transactions.  He was also responsible for operations of critical systems including a focus on uptime and scalability.

Throughout his career, Douglas has held senior leadership positions in informatics, software development, system design/operations and program management. Additional work has focused on semantically-rich data integration, establishing common meta-data models, and modular system architectures.

Douglas earned an MS in Computer Science from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.