UMMS Names Dr. Mark Kelemen as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer

For immediate release: February 02, 2007

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Joan Shnipper

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Ellen Beth Levitt

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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 in 2002.

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.