Chief Medical Information Officer, Vice President of Health Informatics
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAP, FACP, FACMI is a practicing internist and pediatrician and the first Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics of the MetroHealth System, the public healthcare system for Cleveland OH affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is also the founding Director of MetroHealth’s Center for Clinical Informatics Research and Development and the Center for Health Informatics and Patient Engagement and Fellowship Director of MetroHealth’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Dr. Kaelber was in the first group of physician informaticists to become board certified in Clinical Informatics in 2013.
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 is MS was entitled Feasibility of and Progress Towards Clinical Implementation of Electrocardiographic Imaging. 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 Informatics Research Training Program. While in Boston he completed his MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
His areas of interest and research include personal health records, electronic health records, clinical decision support, health information exchange, telehealth, the teaching of medical informatics to medical students, resident physicians and fellows, using electronic health 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 a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University.