Paul Fontelo, MD, MPH
Applied Clinical Informatics Branch
Director, LHNCBC Training Program, and Staff Scientist
Building 38A - Lister Hill Center, 9N905
Expertise and Research Interests:
Dr. Fontelo has been a Staff Scientist with the LHNCBC Office of High Performance Computing and Communications for more than ten years. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Biomedical Informatics Department of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.
His research interests include medical informatics training, telemedicine/telepathology/mHealth, digital pathology, molecular pathology, global health, Information access at the point of care and in low-resource areas, evidence-based medicine, mobile health, hematology, critical appraisal of the literature, translational research, and geographic medicine.
Dr. Fontelo is a retired Army pathologist. His last assignment was at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where he was the Chief of Telepathology and Staff Pathologist in the Department of Gastrointestinal Pathology. Prior to that he was Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at USUHS, where he was Course Director for a number of years. He has also had numerous assignments in research and hospital pathology, including in Belgium.
- MD, University of the Philippines, College of Medicine
- Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
- Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)
- Medical license: District of Columbia
- Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Honors and Awards:
- 1997 Outstanding Overseas Alumni Educator, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
- 1991-1992 Outstanding Teacher Award, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Publications:Bastola M, Locatis C, Fontelo P. Diagnostic Reliability of In-Person Versus Remote Dermatology: A Meta-Analysis. Telemed J E Health, 2021 Mar; 27(3): 247-250.
Bastola MM, Locatis C, Maisiak R, Fontelo P. . The Effectiveness of Mobile Phone-Based Text Messaging to Intervene with Problem Drinking in Youth and Younger Adult Populations: A Meta-Analysis. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Mar; 26(3): 270-277.
Zolnoori M, Fung K, Patrick DB, Fontelo P, Kharrazi H, Faiola A, Shah ND, Shirley WYS, Eldredge CE, Luo J, Conway M, Zhu J, Park SK, Xu K, Moayyed H. The PsyTAR dataset: From patients generated narratives to a corpus of adverse drug events and effectiveness of psychiatric medications. . Data Brief. 2019 Mar 15;24:103838. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103838. eCollection 2019 Jun.
Zolnoori M, Fung K, Patrick TB, Fontelo P, Kharrazi H, Faiola A, Wu YSS, Eldredge CE, Luo J, Conway M, Zhu J, Park SK, Xu K, Moayyed H, Goudarzvand S. A systematic approach for developing a corpus of patient reported adverse drug events: A case study for SSRI and SNRI medications. J Biomed Inform. 2019 Feb;90:103091. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.12.005. Epub 2019 Jan 4.