Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

Hospitalist
Associate Professor of Medicine

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About Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, Dr. El-Kareh is assigned to patients at the time of admission and provides care only during their hospital stay. He does not see patients at outpatient clinics and is not available for appointments. Upon a patient's discharge, Dr. El-Kareh communicates with their regular physician to ensure quality care.

Dr. El-Kareh has a joint appointment between the divisions of Biomedical Informatics and Hospital Medicine.

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, he instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He conducts research in clinical informatics and quality improvement, focusing on the use of health information technology to improve the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the diagnostic process as well as improving medication reconciliation, communication and test result management.

He completed a research fellowship in biomedical informatics at Harvard University and also earned an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. El-Kareh completed his residency in internal medicine at Alpert Medical School, Brown University, where he served for a fourth year as chief resident. Dr. El-Kareh earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Residency

  • Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Diagnosis Error Research
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Hospital Medicine
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted