Paul Fontelo


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Medical Informatics
Office Phone


MPH, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
MD, University of the Philippines

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Director, Medical Informatics Training Program, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Chief of Telepathology, Staff Pathologist, Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC

Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology and Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Chief of Pathology, 196th Station Hospital, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE, Belgium

Chief of Early Diagnosis, Division of Pathophysiology, US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

Military Medical Science Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC

Representative Bibliography

Janakiram C, Chalmers NI, Fontelo P, Huser V, Lopez Mitnik G, Iafolla TJ, Brow AR, Dye BA. Sex and race or ethnicity disparities in opioid prescriptions for dental diagnoses among patients receiving Medicaid. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 Apr;149(4):246-255. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2018.02.010. PubMed PMID: 29599018.

imbel RW, Pirrallo RG, Lowe SC, Wright DW, Zhang L, Woo MJ, Fontelo P, Liu F, Connor Z. Effect of clinical decision rules, patient cost and malpractice information on clinician brain CT image ordering: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018 Mar 12;18(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12911-018-0602-1. PubMed PMID: 29530029; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5848437

Gardner CL, Liu F, Fontelo P, Flanagan MC, Hoang A, Burke HB. Assessing the usability by clinicians of VISION: A hierarchical display of patient-collected physiological information to clinicians. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Apr 14;17(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0435-3. PubMed PMID: 28410579; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5391572.

Mayer JE, Fontelo P. Meta-analysis on the effect of text message reminders for HIV-related compliance. AIDS Care. 2017 Apr;29(4):409-417. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1214674. Epub 2016 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 27477580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5480218.

Ekong D, Liu F, Brown GT, Ghosh A, Fontelo P. Evaluation of Android Smartphones for Telepathology. J Pathol Inform. 2017 Apr 10;8:16. doi: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_93_16. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28480119; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5404633.

Fontelo P, Liu F, Uy RC. How does evidence affect clinical decision-making? Evid Based Med. 2015 Oct;20(5):156-61. doi: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110250. Epub 2015 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 26337628; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5406669.

Bunt CW, Burke HB, Towbin AJ, Hoang A, Stephens MB, Fontelo P, Liu F, Gimbel RW. Point-of-Care Estimated Radiation Exposure and Imaging Guidelines Can Reduce Pediatric Radiation Burden. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 May-Jun;28(3):343-50. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.03.140251. PubMed PMID: 25957367.

Marceglia S, Fontelo P, Ackerman MJ. Transforming consumer health informatics: connecting CHI applications to the health-IT ecosystem. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Apr;22(e1):e210-2. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu030. Epub 2015 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 25665702.

Uy RC, Kury FP, Fontelo PA. The State and Trends of Barcode, RFID, Biometric and Pharmacy Automation Technologies in US Hospitals. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:1242-51. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26958264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4765644.

Marceglia S, Fontelo P, Rossi E, Ackerman MJ. A Standards-Based Architecture Proposal for Integrating Patient mHealth Apps to Electronic Health Record Systems. Appl Clin Inform. 2015 Aug 5;6(3):488-505. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2014-12-RA-0115. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26448794; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4586338.