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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

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics


1994    Norman Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award, Barnes Hospital
1998 Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine
2004 Fellowship, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
2005-2019 Named one of St. Louis’ Best Doctors in Infectious Diseases by St. Louis Magazine
2005-2019   Listed in Best Doctors in America
2007 Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine
2017   Fellowship, American College of Physicians
2017   Becker’s Hospital Review: 50 Hospital and Health System CMIOs to Know
2019 Fellowship, American Medical Informatics Association
2019 Board of Directors Member, Missouri Health Connection (state HIE)
2019 Clinical Informatics Sub-Board of the American Board of Preventative Medicine
(2 year term)


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.

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.

Woeltje KF, Olenski LK, Donatelli M, Hunter A, Murphy D, Hall BL, Dunagan WC. A Decade of Preventing Harm. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019:480-486. PMID: 31133536.

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