CTSI Welcomes David Pinto

by Carrie Dykes
Special to the CTSI Stories BlogPinto

With his extensive education and varied work history, you could say David Pinto is a modern Renaissance man. Now, he has found a place that marries nicely his various strengths.

He has a degree in finance from the University of Buffalo and worked in banking and finance for several years before becoming a project manager in the construction industry. During his time working in construction he earned a music degree in performance and is an accomplished bass guitar recording artist. He then earned his degree in nursing from the University of Rochester, School of Nursing and worked at Strong Hospital in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit, after which he became a study coordinator in heart research. His experience in project management and as a study coordinator in cardiology made him an ideal candidate for his current position as a Clinical Research Informaticist.

“My ultimate goal and career plan coming out of nursing school was to merge my business experience with my nursing experience,” said Pinto. “My position in the CTSI really does that.”

Pinto manages all CTSI research requests for the i2b2 tool as well as data extraction requests from eRecord, Flowcast, HBOC, Softlab, Trendstar, and others.  He also spends part of his time providing data management support for the Rochester Center for Health Informatics.

“David is a great choice for this position because of his experience as a clinician (nurse), his experience as a research coordinator, his organizational skills, reputation for thoroughness, and his willingness to learn new things,” said Tom Fogg, CTSI Director of Operations.

When he is not working, Pinto is very busy spending time with his three daughters, a nine-year-old and twin seven-year-olds. His real passion is playing bass guitar in many genres but his recording artist efforts are in jazz music with the group Hard Logic. He can be seen performing around the city including at the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Pinto’s office is located on the 4th floor of the Saunders Research Building; stop by and say hello.

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