Michael Aratow, MD, is a practicing emergency physician and chief medical information officer at San Mateo Medical Center. He is also the director of medical informatics for CEP America. As a physician and medical informatics expert, Dr. Aratow has helped implement emergency department information systems and outpatient ambulatory electronic medical records for general and specialty clinics that collectively see about 250,000 annual visits. Dr. Aratow received his bachelor's in biology, cum laude, from University of California, Irvine and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship at University of California, San Francisco and his emergency medicine training at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago. He also completed an orthopedic research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and was a research consultant at NASA's Ames Research Center in basic physiology and virtual environment projects. Dr. Aratow is active in 3D computer graphics standards activities, especially as it relates to 3D medical images.