Keith Woeltje, MD, PhD

Dr. Woeltje is the director of Healthcare Informatics for the Center for Clinical Excellence at BJC HealthCare. In this role he oversees patient safety, infection prevention, evidence based care and general clinical quality issues as well as clinical decision support and clinical quality analytics and reporting. He is a professor of medicine in infectious diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine, as well as a member of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, and a scholar at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Woeltje is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2005.

Dr. Woeltje received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in infectious diseases at Barnes Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. After a year as medicine chief resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Woeltje joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. He served there as hospital epidemiologist until returning to Washington University in 2004. Dr. Woeltje served as the medical director of infection prevention for BJC HealthCare from 2004 through 2009, before assuming his current role.

Dr. Woeltje’s research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare associated infections and other patient safety events. In particular he is interested in the application of medical informatics tools to automated surveillance.