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Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine
Director, Healthcare Informatics and Analytics, BJC Center for Clinical Excellence

Specialty Areas

Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications


Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Clinical Informatics

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

general infectious diseases, clinical informatics

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Taylor Ave. Building Extension

620 South Taylor Ave.
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-747-1206
Fax: 314-222-6252

Education

Education

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1997
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1994
Ph.D.: UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, Texas 1991
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas 1991
B.S.: University of Dallas, Irving, Texas 1984

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Electronically available comorbidities should be used in surgical site infection risk adjustment.
Jackson SS, Leekha S, Magder LS, Pineles L, Anderson DJ, Trick WE, Woeltje KF, Kaye KS, Lowe TJ, Harris AD
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 6; doi: 10.1093/cid/cix431.

PMID:
    28481976
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Which Comorbid Conditions Should We Be Analyzing as Risk Factors for Healthcare-Associated Infections?
Harris AD, Pineles L, Anderson D, Woeltje KF, Trick WE, Kaye KS, Yokoe DS, Nyquist AC, Calfee DP, Leekha S
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr; 38(4)449-454. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.314.

PMID:
    28031061
    [PubMed - in process]
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Risk Factors for Craniotomy or Spinal Fusion Surgical Site Infection.
Elward A, Yegge J, Recktenwald A, Jadwisiak L, Kieffer P, Hohrein M, Hopkins-Broyles D, Woeltje KF
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Dec; 34(12)1323-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000889.

PMID:
    26353030
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Increasing the Reliability of Fully Automated Surveillance for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections.
Snyders RE, Goris AJ, Gase KA, Leone CL, Doherty JA, Woeltje KF
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 36(12)1396-400. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.199.

PMID:
    26329691
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decision Analysis for Metric Selection on a Clinical Quality Scorecard.
Guth RM, Storey PE, Vitale M, Markan-Aurora S, Gordon R, Prevost TQ, Dunagan WC, Woeltje KF
Am J Med Qual. 2016 Sep; 31(5)400-7. doi: 10.1177/1062860615589117.

PMID:
    26038608
    [PubMed - in process]
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Assessing risk of hospital readmissions for improving medical practice.
Kulkarni P, Smith LD, Woeltje KF
Health Care Manag Sci. 2016 Sep; 19(3)291-9. doi: 10.1007/s10729-015-9323-5.

PMID:
    25876516
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multicenter evaluation of computer automated versus traditional surveillance of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections.
Lin MY, Woeltje KF, Khan YM, Hota B, Doherty JA, Borlawsky TB, Stevenson KB, Fridkin SK, Weinstein RA, Trick WE, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenter Program.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec; 35(12)1483-90. doi: 10.1086/678602.

PMID:
    25419770
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Data requirements for electronic surveillance of healthcare-associated infections.
Woeltje KF, Lin MY, Klompas M, Wright MO, Zuccotti G, Trick WE
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep; 35(9)1083-91. doi: 10.1086/677623.

PMID:
    25111915
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development, Implementation and Use of Electronic Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE) in Adults.
Resetar E, McMullen KM, Russo AJ, Doherty JA, Gase KA, Woeltje KF
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 20141010-7.

PMID:
    25954410
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk factors for inpatient venous thromboembolism despite thromboprophylaxis.
Wang TF, Wong CA, Milligan PE, Thoelke MS, Woeltje KF, Gage BF
Thromb Res. 2014 Jan; 133(1)25-9. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2013.09.011.

PMID:
    24300584
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mandatory vaccination.
Woeltje KF, Babcock HM
CMAJ. 2013 Aug 6; 185(11)983-4. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.113-2124.

PMID:
    23922360
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hospital flood preparedness and flood-related psychological consequences in 15 provinces in central Thailand after implementation of a national guideline.
Apisarnthanarak A, Khawcharoenporn T, Woeltje KF, Warren DK
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jun; 34(6)655-6. doi: 10.1086/670643.

PMID:
    23651907
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Moving into the future: electronic surveillance for healthcare-associated infections.
Woeltje KF
J Hosp Infect. 2013 Jun; 84(2)103-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2013.03.005.

PMID:
    23643390
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hospital flood preparedness: a survey of 15 provinces in central Thailand.
Apisarnthanarak A, Khawcharoenporn T, Woeltje KF, Warren DK
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep; 33(9)952-4. doi: 10.1086/667394.

PMID:
    22869272
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electronic surveillance for healthcare-associated central line-associated bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit.
Woeltje KF, McMullen KM, Butler AM, Goris AJ, Doherty JA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov; 32(11)1086-90. doi: 10.1086/662181.

PMID:
    22011535
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Informatics and epidemiology in infection control.
Woeltje KF, Lautenbach E
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Mar; 25(1)261-70. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.013.

PMID:
    21316004
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tuberculin skin test and isoniazid prophylaxis among health care workers in high tuberculosis prevalence areas.
Khawcharoenporn T, Apisarnthanarak A, Sungkanuparph S, Woeltje KF, Fraser VJ
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Jan; 15(1)14-23.

PMID:
    21276291
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates.
Lin MY, Hota B, Khan YM, Woeltje KF, Borlawsky TB, Doherty JA, Stevenson KB, Weinstein RA, Trick WE, CDC Prevention Epicenter Program.
JAMA. 2010 Nov 10; 304(18)2035-41. doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.1637.

PMID:
    21063013
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Developing information technology for infection prevention surveillance.
Woeltje KF, McMullen KM
Crit Care Med. 2010 Aug; 38(8 Suppl)S399-404. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181e6d11d.

PMID:
    20647798
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endotracheal tube biofilm inoculation of oral flora and subsequent colonization of opportunistic pathogens.
Perkins SD, Woeltje KF, Angenent LT
Int J Med Microbiol. 2010 Nov; 300(7)503-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2010.02.005.

PMID:
    20510651
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Automated surveillance of adverse events, healthcare quality improvement