G. Daniel Martich is not afraid of a challenge. Nicknamed the “godfather” of UPMC’s electronic health records system by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Martich has led the transition to electronic records and helped position UPMC as one of “the most-wired companies” in the US. On June 1, Martich will take on a new challenge, stepping into the role of Chief Medical Officer of Morgantown’s West Virginia United Health System.
Martich has been serving the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC since 1992, when he joined the Pitt faculty as an attending intensivist. He is currently Vice Chair of CCM Informatics, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of Physician Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Throughout his time in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Martich has been recognized for his clinical and teaching expertise by medical students, housestaff, and colleagues. He has gained a reputation of taking advantage of new technologies, products, and processes to solve various clinical needs.
This new chapter in Martich’s life will be a homecoming of sorts, as Martich graduated from WVU School of Medicine in 1985 and received his undergraduate degree from Bethany College (WV). We wish you the best of luck, Dan!