Cynthia Kuelbs, MD
Dr. Kuelbs is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSD and Chief Medical Information Officer at Rady Children's Hospital. A long time child abuse pediatrician, she served as Medical Director for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families for 10 years. She is interested in using health information technology and the electronic medical record to promote and improve care as well as to understand what factors influence health and healthcare. She is passionate about addressing the effects of mental health trauma and social determinants of health in the pediatric population. She believes that only by connecting health problems to the underlying social, personal and environmental factors can we truly begin to improve the health of our patients. She is committed to ensuring that health care providers screening for these events and working with patients who have experienced them, are able to do so in a trauma informed way. The electronic medical record is a tool that can guide practice and inform interventions.
Dr. Kuelbs enjoys mentoring faculty and trainees at all levels. She is a Master Clinician for the Department of Pediatrics, working with third year medical students on their clinical inpatient clerkship.
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