February 20, 2017

Dr. Kheterpal Named Associate Dean for Research Information Technology

In his new leadership role in the Medical School Office of Research, Dr. Kheterpal will be responsible for establishing the vision and strategy to effectively use information technology (IT) to advance the research mission.

Working closely with Health Information Technology and Services (HITS), Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), departmental leadership, and other research and informatics teams from across the Medical School, Dr. Kheterpal will establish research IT priorities and help ensure our competitive positioning for the future. To that end, he will coordinate centralized research IT efforts with departmental points of distributed innovation and champion the use of IT to differentiate Michigan Medicine in securing extramural funding, establishing industry partnerships, and attracting and retaining top faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, he will serve as a liaison to U-M campus research IT leadership to maximize the research impact of an integrated U-M computing environment.

Dr. Kheterpal is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology. He received his Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Medicine, and Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kheterpal’s career has been focused on the novel use of information technology and electronic health records for patient care, quality improvement, and research.  He has served as a senior director for research information technology within the UMMS Office of Research for the past 3 years.  He is recognized as a national leader in perioperative large dataset clinical research and has published numerous articles, editorials, and book chapters regarding intraoperative management and long-term postoperative outcomes. Using innovative techniques to integrate administrative, electronic health records, and registry data across institutions, Dr. Kheterpal leads the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG).  The group has accumulated more than 6 million patient records with risk adjusted outcomes and detailed clinical intervention data spanning more than 30 health systems across the US and Europe for outcomes research and quality improvement.

Dr. Kheterpal also serves as the director for the Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE) Collaborative Quality Initiative, is a member of the advisory panel for the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, and was recently appointed to the NIH’s Council of Councils.