Farzad Mostashari, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In this role, he oversaw the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He joined ONC in July 2009 and was appointed national coordinator in April 2011. In August 2013 he announced his resignation and officially stepped down from his role in October 2013.
Prior to his role at ONC, Mostashari was assistant commissioner for the Primary Care Project at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He facilitated the adoption of prevention-oriented health information technology by more than 1,500 providers in underserved communities. He also led the Center for Disease Control and Prevention funded NYC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project focused on quality measurement at the point of care.