Karl M. Kochendorfer, MD, FAAFP

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Health Information Officer University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
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Biographical Info


Family Medicine Center at University Village
722 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607


Oak Park, IL


University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago Family Medicine Residency


American Academy of Family Physicians-Kansas City, MO


AMIA – American Medical Informatics Association
HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
AMDIS – Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems
AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians
IAFP – Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
STFM – Society of Teachers in Family Medicine
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
AMA – American Medical Association

Awards & Distinctions


*   Synthetic Health Data Generation for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Finalist 2021
*   Patients’ Choice Award (rated by patients and given to less than 5% of physicians) 2008, ‘09, ‘12
*   College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Collaboration of the Year Award for the University of Missouri-Cerner Corporation Medical Home Project 2008
*   AAFP Tomorrow’s Resident Leader Award and Scholarship Recipient 2005
*   HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of EHR Excellence for UIC Medical Center 2001

University of Missouri at Columbia

*   Best Biomedical Poster Award – Missouri Technology Expo 2011
*   Family Medicine Clerkship – Recognition for Teaching Abilities 2007
University of Illinois at Chicago

*   George H. Miller Memorial Fund Health Science Student Research (HSSR) Award 2016
*   Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher of the Year Award 2006
*   Family Medicine Residency Certificate of Appreciation for Vision 2006
*   Granville A. Bennett Award Recipient for Achievements in Medical Education 2000
*   Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award Recipient 2000
*   Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leader Award Recipient 2000
*   Edmund James Scholar Program for Independent Study for Gifted Students 1998-2000
*   Chicago Medical Student Certificate of Appreciation 1997 + 1998

Baxter Healthcare International

*   Baxter Healthcare’s Information Technology Project of the Year 1995
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

*   Edmund James Scholar Honors Program 1990-1994
*   General Assembly Scholarship Recipient 1990+1992

Selected Publications & Presentations


  • Abraham J, Jaros J, Ihianle I, Kochendorfer KM, Kannampallil T. Impact of EHR-based Rounding Tools on Interactive Communication: A Prospective Observational Study. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2019. Epub 2019 Jul 17. PMID: 31445286
  • Dissanayake P, Kochendorfer KM. (2019) Clinical Decision Support Systems in Medicine. Gordon D. Brown, Kalyan S. Pasupathy, Timothy B. Patrick (ed.), Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective (pp. 121-146). Chicago, IL. Health Administration Press.


  • Kochendorfer KM, Morris L, Kruse R, Ge B, Mehr D. Attending and Resident Physician Perceptions of an EMR-generated Rounding Report for Adult Inpatient Services. Fam Med. 2010; 42(5):343-349.
  • Koopman R, Kochendorfer KM, Moore JL, Mehr DR, Wakefield DS, Yadamsuren B, Coberly JS, Kruse RL, Wakefield BJ, Belden JL. A diabetes dashboard improves provider efficiency and accuracy in accessing data needed to provide high quality diabetes care. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;9(5):398-405.
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