Yu Joins SLCH as Chief Medical Information Officer
Feliciano “Pele” Yu, Jr., MD, has joined St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) as chief medical information officer and medical director of the Washington University Pediatric Computing Facility. He also was appointed an assistant professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and maintains a clinical practice with the department of pediatrics’ division of hospitalist medicine.
“Clinical informatics plays a critical role in achieving the hospital’s mission of providing safe, effective patient care,” says F. Sessions Cole, MD, Park J. White professor and SLCH chief medical officer. “We are confident Pele’s background in health informatics and health services research will help us continue enhancing clinical excellence at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.”
Prior to joining SLCH, Dr. Yu served as chief medical informaticist at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham. His training includes completion of a National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education. He also holds masters of science degrees in both health informatics and public health from UAB.
“The common theme across all of my work is helping clinicians make better decisions, provide quality care and improve care delivery processes through the use of health information and communications technology,” says Dr. Yu.
Dr. Yu’s previous experience also includes practicing primary care pediatrics in South Carolina and pediatric urgent care medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham. He received his medical degree from the University of the East RMMC School of Medicine (Philippines), and he completed his pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee).