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Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine



Additional Titles

  • Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at BJC Healthcare

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  • BS: University of Dallas, Irving, TX (1984)
  • Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX (1991)
  • PhD: UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX (1991)
  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (1994)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1997)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Informatics

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases, clinical informatics.

Research Interests

Dr. Woeltje’s research interests are in improving the quality of healthcare delivery, especially in the area of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI). In particular he has an interest in electronic surveillance for HAIs and other adverse patient events.


Woeltje KF, Lin MY, Klompass M, Wright MO, Zuccotti G, Trick WE. Data requirements for electronic surveillance of healthcare-associated infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:1083-1091.  PMID: 25111915.

Snyders RE, Goris AJ, Gase KA, Leone CL, Doherty JA, Woeltje KF. Increasing the Reliability of Fully Automated Surveillance for Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015; 36:1396-1400. PMID: 26329691

Jackson SS, Leekha S, Magder LS, Pineles L, Anderson DJ, Trick WE, Woeltje KF, Kaye KS, Lowe TJ, Harris AD. Electronically Available Comorbidities Should Be Used in Surgical Site Infection Risk Adjustment. Clin Infect Dis. 2017;65:803-810. PMID: 28481976.

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