Dr. Chelico is a board certified internal medicine physician with formal fellowship training in biomedical informatics. He has earned a sub-specialty board certification in clinical informatics and his expertise is in the use of electronic health record systems for the improvement of clinical care, quality, and research.
He is an Asst Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and, since 2008, teaches a graduate course in biomedical informatics. He continues clinical practice as an internal medicine hospitalist and is actively involved in grant supported clinical informatics research and has served as the principle investigator in NIH funded applied informatics grants.
He is a graduate of New York University, where he studied Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He completed his medical education at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital. He then completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship and Masters Degree in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. During his fellowship, he was intricately involved with the strategy of the clinical data warehouse for the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System.
Following his fellowship, he joined the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation as the Asst CMIO of Bellevue Hospital and the South Manhattan Health Care Network. In the following years, he assumed the position as both the Director of Clinical Informatics and Director of Data Warehouse Research at NYU Langone Medical Center. At NYU he was a physician lead overseeing the Enterprise Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Epic Electronic Health Record System implementation across the enterprise. In his current role he is the clinical informatics lead at both cornerstone tertiary medical centers of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. He is regularly invited to participate as a clinical informatics expert for health care systems internationally.