Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS, is a professor in the University of New Mexico (UNM) School Of Medicine. He is also is the director of the Biomedical Informatics Research, Training and Scholarship unit at the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and Section Chief of Clinical Informatics in the UNM Department of Internal Medicine. Before joining UNM in 2004, Dr. Kroth received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987, his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1995 and completed his residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999.
He completed a research fellowship in biomedical informatics at the Regenstrief Institute at the Indiana University Medical Center where he also earned an M.S. in clinical research in 2003. At UNM, in addition to practicing as a general internist, he directs a post-doctoral research fellowship in biomedical informatics as well as the new clinical informatics fellowship for physicians. Dr. Kroth was the elected national chair of the American Medical Informatics Association Academic Forum for 2015.
Dr. Kroth's areas of research focus include adapting clinical records for research, the promotion of open access publication, and assessing the impact of health information technology (HIT) on user burnout and fatigue. He is currently the principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded, multi-institutional research project focusing on clinician HIT stress. Dr. Kroth is board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics.