Philip J Kroth, MD
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Philip J Kroth, MD, MSc, received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987, his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1995, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999. He completed a research fellowship in biomedical informatics at the Regenstrief Institute at the Indiana University Medical Center where he also earned an M.S. in clinical research in 2003. In his previous position at the University of New Mexico, in addition to practicing as a general internist, he founded and directed both a post-doctoral research fellowship in biomedical informatics as well as a ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship for physicians.
Dr. Kroth was the elected national chair of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Academic Forum for 2015. His areas of research focus include adapting clinical records for research, the promotion of open access publication, and assessing the impact of health information technology (HIT) on user physician burnout and fatigue. Dr. Kroth is board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics.
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
- American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics)
Education and Training
- Research Fellowship 2003, Biomedical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
- MS 2003, Clinical Research, Indiana University
- Residency 1999, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- Internship 1996, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- MD 1995, Medical College of Ohio
- BS 1987, Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Physician burnout
- General internal medicine
- Biomedical Informatics
Atala R., Kroth P.J. The association between hospital ownership and postoperative complications: Does it matter who owns the hospital? Health Informatics Journal. 2020;26(3):2193-2201. doi: 10.1177/1460458219899827.
Miller J., Atala R., Sarangarm D., Tohen M., Sharma S., Bhatt S., Khafaja M., Kroth P.J., Cruz M. Methamphetamine Abuse Trends in Psychiatric Emergency Services: A Retrospective Analysis Using Big Data Community Mental Health Journal. 2020;56(5):959-962. doi: 10.1007/s10597-020-00563-1.
Gardner R., Cooper E., Haskell J., Harris D., Poplau S., Kroth P., Linzer M. Physician stress and burnout: the impact of health information technology Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019;26(2):106-114. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy145.
Gardner R., Cooper E., Haskell J., Harris D., Poplau S., Kroth P., Linzer M. Response to "impact of HIT on burnout remains unknown - For now" Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019;26(11):1421. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz077.
Kroth P.J., Morioka-Douglas N., Veres S., Babbott S., Poplau S., Qeadan F., Parshall C., Corrigan K., Linzer M. Association of Electronic Health Record Design and Use Factors With Clinician Stress and Burnout JAMA network open. 2019;2(8):e199609. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9609.
Eldredge J., Garbin E., Kroth P. Which VIVO harvester queries best populate the VIVO database with accurate faculty member publications? Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2015;52(1):1-3. doi: 10.1002/pra2.2015.1450520100102.
Eldredge J., Kroth P., Murray-Krezan C., Hantak C., Weagel E., Hannigan G. How accurately does the VIVO Harvester reflect actual Clinical and Translational Sciences Award–affiliated faculty member publications? Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015;103(1):19-21. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.103.1.004.
Daneshvari S., Youssof S., Kroth P. The NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research patient registry Standard: a report from the University of New Mexico's Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy Patient Registry. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2013;2013:269-277.
Eldredge J., Phillips H., Kroth P. Real-Time Peer Review: An Innovative Feature to an Evidence-Based Practice Conference Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2013;32(4):412-423. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2013.837690.
Kroth P., Daneshvari S., Harris E., Vreeman D., Edgar H. Using LOINC to link 10 terminology standards to one unified standard in a specialized domain Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2012;45(4):674-682. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.10.003.
Edgar H., Daneshvari S., Harris E., Kroth P. Inter-observer agreement on subjects' race and race-informative characteristics PLoS ONE. 2011;6(8) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023986.
Eldredge J., Kroth P., Phillip H. The translational sciences: A rare open access opportunity Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2011;99(3):193-195. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.99.3.005.
Kroth P., Phillips H., Hannigan G. Institutional repository access patterns of nontraditionally published academic content: What types of content are accessed the most? Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2010;7(3):189-195. doi: 10.1080/15424065.2010.505515.
Stewart R.F., Kroth P.J., Schuyler M., Bailey R. Do electronic health records affect the patient-psychiatrist relationship? A before & after study of psychiatric outpatients BMC Psychiatry. 2010;10 doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-10-3.
Kroth P., McPherson L., Leverence R., Pace W., Daniels E., Rhyne R., Williams R. Combining Web-based and mail surveys improves response rates: A PBRN study from PRIME Net Annals of Family Medicine. 2009;7(3):245-248. doi: 10.1370/afm.944.
Kroth P., Phillips H., Eldredge J. Leveraging change to integrate library and informatics competencies into a new CTSC curriculum: A program evaluation Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2009;28(3):221-234. doi: 10.1080/02763860903069888.
Leverence R., Williams R., Pace W., Parnes B., Fry-Johnson Y., Pathak D., Skipper B., Daniels E., Kroth P. Context of clinical care: The case of hepatitis C in underserved communities - A report from the primary care multiethnic network (PRIME Net) consortium Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2009;22(6):638-646. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2009.06.090020.
Stewart R., Edgar H., Tatlock C., Kroth P. Developing a standardized cephalometric vocabulary: Choices and possible strategies Journal of Dental Education. 2008;72(9):989-997.
Kroth P., Aspinall E., Phillips H. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on enhancing public access: Tracking institutional contribution rates Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2006;94(3):279-283.
Kroth P., Dexter P., Overhage J., Knipe C., Hui S., Belsito A., McDonald C. A computerized decision support system improves the accuracy of temperature capture from nursing personnel at the bedside. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2006:444-448.
Kroth P.J., Schaffner V., Lipscomb M. Technological and administrative factors implementing a virtual human biospecimen repository. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2005:1011.
Stewart R., Buchanan H., Bailey B., Schuyler M., Kroth P. Effect of electronic charting on the patient-psychiatrist relationship. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2005:1122.
Kroth P.J., Murray M.D., McDonald C.J. Undertreatment of osteoporosis in women, based on detection of vertebral compression fractures on chest radiography American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2004;2(2):112-118. doi: 10.1016/S1543-5946(04)90016-5.
Kroth P., Belsito A., Overhage J., McDonald C. Bedside vital signs capture for the non-ICU setting--an open source, PC-based solution. Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2001:344-348.