University of Nebraska Medical Center

John R. Windle, MD

Holland Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

John R. Windle, MD

In 1985, Dr. Windle joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and established the first adult electrophysiology program in Nebraska. He began projects into digitizing the EP lab and working on advanced cardiac mapping with Drs. Olson and Throne from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Also in the 1990's he became involved in quality improvement and became the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education with a charge to bring computer-based education online. The emergence of the electronic medical record provided an opportunity to move learning into the clinics. Dr. Windle has spent the past 25 years working to make digital technology work for clinicians with extramural funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Standards and Technology, the National Library of Medicine, and the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research.

After 16 years as Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Windle stepped away from administration and now concentrates on clinical care and directing the Center for Intelligent Health Care.


  • Medical School: UNMC College of Medicine, 1979
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UNMC College of Medicine, 1982
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, Indiana University Hospitals, 1985
Dr. Windle's research interests are in optimizing the electronic health record, and developing artificial intelligence solutions that make clinicians more efficient and effective, and patients safer and more satisfied with their care with an emphasis on explainable AI and causality algorithms.