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Jejo David Koola, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Oct 2016- Present Asst. Clinical Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego
  • Aug 2013- Sept 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics and Quality Improvement, Tennessee Valley Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 2013- Sept 2016 Anticipated M.S.,Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Thesis committee: Dr. Michael Matheny, Dr. Brad Malin, Dr. Daniel Fabbri
  • July 2008-June 2011 Internship and Residency, Department of Medicine, VCU Hospital System (MCV), Richmond, VA
  • Aug 2004- May 2008 M.D. (2008) Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina
  • Aug 1997- June 2002 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Board Certification: ABIM Certified on 08/06/2012


  • 2013- 2016 Internal Medicine Resident Preceptor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Professional Medical Experience

  • Oct 2016- Present Hospitalist Physician University of California San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego
  • Dec 2013- Sept 2016 Hospitalist Physician Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
  • July 2012- Aug 2013 Hospitalist Physician Multicare Auburn Medical Center Auburn, WA
  • April 2012- Aug 2013 Hospitalist Physician Lovelace Heart Hospital Albuquerque, NM
  • Jan 2012- Feb 2012 Hospitalist Physician Southside Community Hospital Farmville, VA
  • Jan 2012- Sept 2012 Urgent Care Patient First Clinic Colonial Heights, VA
  • Sep 2011- Dec 2011 Hospitalist Physician Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Santa Fe, NM

Other Professional Experience

  • Jul 2002- Aug 2004 Research Specialist Brain Stimulation Laboratory Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
  • Dec 1999- Jun 2000 Research Specialist Department of Biophysics, Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt, TN
  • Jun 1998- Aug 1998 Analyst Abbott Laboratories Lake Bluff, IL


  • May 2016 Distinguished Poster, DBMI Research Forum 2016
  • 1997- 2001 Robert C. Byrd Scholar

Selected Publications

  • Herbsman T, Forster L, Molnar C, Dougherty R, Christie D, Koola J, Ramsey D, Morgan PS, Bohning DE, George MS, Nahas Z: Motor threshold in transcranial magnetic stimulation: the impact of white matter fiber orientation and skull-to-cortex distance. Human Brain Mapping. 2009; 30(7): 2044-2055.
  • Nahas Z, Teneback C, Chae JH, Mu Q, Molnar C, Kozel FA, Walker J, Anderson B, Koola J, Kose S, Lomarev M, Bohning DE, George MS: Serial vagus nerve simulation functional MRI in treatment-resistant depression. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007; 32: 1649-1660.
  • With other authors. Methods of administering transcranial magnetic stimulation. In Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Psychiatry. Arlington, VA; American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2007.
  • Koola J, Ho S, Matheny M. Building a Phenotyping Model for Hepatorenal Syndrome. Vanderbilt DBMI Research Forums. May 2016, Nashville, TN.
  • Koola J, Davis S, Ho S, Matheny M. Using a Multilayer Self-Organizing Map for Risk Prediction in Hepatorenal Syndrome. Accepted to AMIA 2016 Joint Summits.
  • Koola J, Ho S, Matheny M. A Novel Visualization for Rapid Summarization of Patient History: Application to Cirrhosis. Presenting at AMIA National Meeting. November 2015, Washington, D.C.
  • Jejo David Koola's Publications .pdf