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 Dr Kaelber David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP

Cleveland, OH

David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP is a practicing internist and pediatrician and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer of the MetroHealth System, a large academic healthcare system affiliated with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH.

He is also an Assistant Program Director of the Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Program and Fellowship Director of MetroHealth’s EPIC Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Dr. Kaelber received his BSE in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. He completed his MD and MS and PhD in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His dissertation was entitled Clinical Implementation of Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI): Design, Development, and Verification of a Person-Specific Electrociogradiographic Imaging System.

After completing his residency and chief residency in internal medicine and pediatrics through the MetroHealth System, Dr. Kaelber was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellowship at the Center for Information Technology Leadership and Partners Healthcare through the Boston-area Biomedical Informatics Research Training Program. While in Boston he completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.

His areas of interest and research include personal health records, electronic medical records, clinical decision support, telemedicine, the teaching of medical informatics to medical students and resident physicians, using electronic medical records for chronic disease detection and management, and other areas of clinical informatics, as well as research in med-peds.

Dr. Kaelber created the first EPIC Clinical Informatics Fellowship, sponsored by the EPIC Systems Corporation. He is actively involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA), among other professional activities.

Dr. Kaelber’s research on the underdiagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents was published in JAMA, was named one of the top 10 breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke medicine for 2007 by the American Heart Association, and earned him a 2008 Health Breakthrough Award from the Ladies’ Home Journal. Dr. Kaelber is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University.

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