Suzanne Bakken, DNSc

Alumni Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Columbia University
Professor, Biomedical Informatics, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

Suzanne Bakken, R.N., D.N.Sc., F.A.A.N., is Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She received her B.S.N. from Arizona State University in 1974; her M.S. in Critical Care from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1980; and her D.N.Sc. in Nursing Informatics from UCSF in 1989. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Medical Informatics at Stanford University. Her primary professional interests are evidence-based advanced practice nursing, medical informatics, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Bakken is a Fellow for both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics. She has worked actively in the area of data standards for the past decade. previously serving as the American Nurses Association Liaison to Health Level 7 and Chair of the Convergent Terminology Group for Nursing of the SNOMED International Editorial Board. She is currently a member of the Clinical LOINC Committee and leads the work item task force for an International Standards Organization standard for a reference terminology model for nursing.


Arizona State University
BSN - 1980

University of California. San Francisco
MS - 1980 - Critical Care

UCSF School of Nursing
DNSc - 1989 - Nursing Informatics

Stanford University
Post-Doc Fellow - Medical Informatics