Dr. Manish Kohli
Chair, Global Board of Directors at HIMSS

Dr. Manish Kohli is a global physician leader, passionate about technology-enabled health and care transformation. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Advocate Aurora Health System, the 10th largest health system in the US.

Prior to being named for his current role, Dr. Kohli served as the very first CMIO in the MENA region. He was the first physician to be recruited by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) and was named to serve as Chief, Medical Informatics. Over his tenure he served on the CCAD leadership team to deliver a Greenfield- from blueprint to fully operational digital facility, JCI accredited, first HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 hospital in the UAE.

Dr. Kohli’s other previous roles include Director of Global Programs and Healthcare Informatics with Partners Harvard Medical International’s (PHMI). As part of this role, he was the CMIO for University Hospital, Dubai as well as the Director of Healthcare Informatics at Dubai Health Care City where he directed development and expansion of a health information exchange that connected over 70 healthcare entities to the Center for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ).

Additionally, Dr. Kohli has served as Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, where he helped lead technology-driven clinical practice transformation including data migration from two disparate vendors- amongst a first in the US in 2005.

A former Ronald W. Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Dr. Kohli graduated from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL where he also served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed Preventive Medicine training along with MPH (Masters of Public Health) in International health and MBA in Medical Services Management at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Additionally, Dr. Kohli has completed Faculty Development fellowship at Cook County Hospital (Chicago, IL) and the Tanger Fellowship in Patient Safety at the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care (CIQPC) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

He is dually board certified in Clinical Informatics and Family Medicine and is a Fellow of HIMSS. He also serves as a member of Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and American College of Preventive Medicine.