Donald A. B. Lindberg

Donald Allen Bror Lindberg[1] (September 21, 1933 – August 17, 2019) was the Director of the United States National Library of Medicine from 1984 until his retirement in 2015.[2] He was known for his work in medical computing[3], especially the development of PubMed. He won the 1997 Morris F. Collen Award.[4]

Donald A. B. Lindberg
Lindberg answering questions at the PDQ Press Conference 1985
Donald Allen Bror Lindberg

(1933-09-21)September 21, 1933
DiedAugust 17, 2019(2019-08-17) (aged 85)
EducationPoly Prep Country Day School
Alma materAmherst College
Columbia University
Scientific career
Fieldsmedical computing
InstitutionsUnited States National Library of Medicine


Lindberg grew up in Brooklyn. He graduated from the Poly Prep Country Day School. He graduated from Amherst College in applied mathematics magna cum laude in 1954. He received his M.D. from Columbia University in 1958.

Lindberg died August 17, 2019 after a fall.[5][6]

Further reading

  • Kohane, Isaac; Berg, Jeremy M. (4 October 2019). "Donald A. B. Lindberg (1933–2019)". Science. 366 (6461): 37. doi:10.1126/science.aaz3644. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 31604294.


  1. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1994: National Institutes of Health. 1993. ISBN 9780160410536.
  2. "Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D." College of Science, George Mason University. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. "Innovation At NIH: Donald Lindberg, Senior Statesman For Medicine And Computers". Breaking Government. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, FACMI | AMIA
  5. "Donald A. B. Lindberg". Retrieved 19 August 2019.
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