UMMS Names Dr. Mark Kelemen as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
For immediate release: February 02, 2007
Mark Kelemen, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. has been named Senior Vice President and
Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the University of Maryland Medical System.
In this new role, Dr. Kelemen will work with physicians at the medical system's
eight hospitals and faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
to facilitate the successful adoption of leading edge clinical information technology,
including a system-wide electronic medical records project called Portfolio.
Dr. Kelemen most recently served as the director of Clinical Cardiology at
the University of Maryland Medical Center and as an associate professor of medicine
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He will continue to see outpatients
on a part-time basis.
“Dr. Kelemen brings to this new role an established ability to work
effectively on complex technology projects with diverse physician groups. He
has clearly illustrated this ability by successfully leading the development
of a computerized physician medication order entry project underway at the University
of Maryland Medical Center,” says Edmond F. Notebaert, President and CEO
of the University of Maryland Medical System.
In announcing Dr. Kelemen’s new role, Notebaert said, “He will
work closely with Jon Burns, our Medical System Chief Information Officer, in
the development and implementation of Portfolio, an advanced information technology
initiative that will benefit our patients and physicians.”
Dr. Kelemen grew up in Columbia, Md., and attended Brown University and the
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Duke University
and in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also has an M.Sc. degree
from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an M.B.A. in Medical Services
Management, also from Johns Hopkins. He served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine for seven years before joining the University of Maryland
He has written more than 30 scientific articles, has served on state commissions
on cardiovascular care and has helped develop national guidelines for in-hospital
management of hyperglycemia. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
He began his new duties on January 31, 2007.