Air Force Officer  |  Physician  |  Clinical Informatician  |  App Developer



Dr. Colby Uptegraft is an active-duty major and physician in the United States Air Force, clinical informatics fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, and master of biomedical informatics student at Harvard Medical School. He's board-certified in general preventive medicine & public health and formally practiced as a flight surgeon. He specializes in data-driven approaches to improve medical readiness and human performance in military personnel and cross-platform mobile & web application development.

2020 - Present

Solution Owner

Defense Health Agency

Optimize and create new PowerForms, Dynamic Documentation, Care Pathways, and Smart Templates for clinical end users in the Military Health System's electronic health record, MHS Genesis

2015 - Present

App Developer

Doc Apps

Developing mobile and web-based applications for military physicians to improve medical readiness, decision support, and access to information

2014 - 2016

Flight Surgeon

Keesler Medical Center

Delivered preventive medicine and acute health care for 20,000 joint trainees and students and 1,000 special-duty operators; provided medical support for two reservist    C-130 flying squadrons

2015 - 2016

Flight Commander

Base Operational Medicine Cell

Led the primary test & evaluation clinic for the entire Air Force Medical Service; implemented, designed, and refined occupational and preventive medicine workflows disseminated enterprise-wide March 2016 and estimated to reduce primary care visits by 309,000 and save $24 million

2018 - 2020

Master of Biomedical Informatics

Harvard Medical School

2016 - 2018

Master of Public Health

Uniformed Services University

2009 - 2013

Doctor of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Science

Davidson College

magna cum laude

2018 - Present

Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital

2016 - 2018

Public Health & General Preventive Medicine Residency

Uniformed Services University

2013 - 2014

General Surgery Internship

University of California - Davis Medical Center


Java - Intermediate

R - Advanced

Javascript - Intermediate

Microsoft Office - Expert

Stata- Intermediate

Swift - Intermediate


Board-certified in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine with two master's degrees, I combine clinical, public health, data science, and real-world expertise to tackle health care's biggest challenges. 


With knowledge of both the clinical domain and health information technology, I bridge the gap between frontline clinicians and developers to create novel products and services designed with and for end users.


As a cross-platform mobile and web developer, I've independently designed, programmed, and published multiple iOS and Android applications as well as numerous RShiny web applications.