David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH

David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAP, FACP, FACMI serves on the Executive Committee of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology. Dr. Kaelber is a practicing internist, pediatrician, Vice-President of Health Informatics, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the MetroHealth System.  Dr. Kaelber is also Professor in the CWRU Department of Internal Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  MetroHealth is an integrated health system and a primary teaching site for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  Since the late 1990s, MetroHealth has been at the forefront in adopting electronic health records to advance high quality clinical care in the Cleveland area.  Under Dr. Kaelber's leadership, MetroHealth implemented Care Everywhere, a health information exchange program that enables MetroHealth to share patient information with other healthcare systems in the United States.  And, in 2011, Dr. Kaelber was instrumental in the development and launch of MyChart, the personal care health record complement of MetroHealth's EHR (Epic).  Dr. Kaelber's research interests are rooted in pediatric populations where he has used EHR data to identify previously under-diagnosed hypertension patients and to monitor obesity trends over time.  This work earned Dr. Kaelber recognition by the American Heart Association as one of the top ten breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke medicine in 2007.  More broadly, Dr. Kaelber's research interests span EHRs, clinical decision support, use of EHRs in chronic disease detection and management, personal health records, and medical informatics.

Recent Publications

  1. Hecht, CJ 2nd, Lavu, MS, Kaelber, DC, Homma, Y, Kamath, AF. Association between abductor tears and hip pathology: A nationwide large cohort study. J Orthop 2024; 53 : 140-146. PubMed PMID:38601894 PubMed Central PMC11002529.
  2. Khalil, J, Hill, H, Kaelber, D, Song, G. The Association between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gastroparesis in Post-Menopausal Women: A Worldwide Database Analysis. J Pers Med 2024; 14 (3): . PubMed PMID:38541017 PubMed Central PMC10970917.
  3. Wang, W, Volkow, ND, Berger, NA, Davis, PB, Kaelber, DC, Xu, R. Association of semaglutide with reduced incidence and relapse of cannabis use disorder in real-world populations: a retrospective cohort study. Mol Psychiatry 2024; : . PubMed PMID:38486046 .
  4. Hoying, D, Kaelber, DC, Chaaban, MR. Obesity is Associated with Increased Risk of New-Onset Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A United States Population-Based Cohort Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2024; : . PubMed PMID:38482905 .
  5. Lavu, MS, Van Dorn, C, Bobak, L, Burkhart, RJ, Kaelber, DC, Mistovich, RJ. Does rickets carry an increased risk of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis? An aggregated electronic health record data study. J Pediatr Orthop B 2024; : . PubMed PMID:38375875 .
  6. Khan, R, Ji, W, Guzman-Rivera, J, Madhvi, A, Andrews, T, Richlin, B, Suarez, C, Gaur, S, Cuddy, W, Singh, AR et al.. A genetically modulated Toll-like-receptor-tolerant phenotype in peripheral blood cells of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome. medRxiv 2024; : . PubMed PMID:38370700 PubMed Central PMC10871447.
  7. Hoying, D, Dorney, I, Otteson, T, Thuener, J, Kaelber, DC. Assessing the Association Between Head and Neck Cancer and Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. Ear Nose Throat J 2024; : 1455613231223409. PubMed PMID:38321643 .
  8. Gulati, R, Gulati, K, Alkhouri, N, Sahni, H, Mhanna, MJ, Kaelber, DC, Durrani, HM, Suri, R. Missed Opportunities in Guideline-based Fatty Liver Screening among 3.5 million children. Acad Pediatr 2024; : . PubMed PMID:38278482 .
  9. Terebuh, P, Olaker, VR, Kendall, EK, Kaelber, DC, Xu, R, Davis, PB. Liver abnormalities following SARS-CoV-2 infection in children 1 to 10 years of age. Fam Med Community Health 2024; 12 (1): . PubMed PMID:38272541 PubMed Central PMC10824054.
  10. Makineni, PS, Lavu, MS, Eghrari, NB, Kim, CH, Kaelber, DC, Kelly, ML. Incidence of Sacroiliac Joint Pain Following Lumbar Fractures: A Retrospective-Cohort Study. World Neurosurg 2024; 183 : e936-e943. PubMed PMID:38246533 .
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