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photo Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

eRecord Medical Director, Clinical Informatics

Associate Medical Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street, 933 West MUH
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Knorr Lisowski
Address: 200 Lothrop Street, MUH G100
Pittsbrugh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Education and Training
MD, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Košice, Slovak Republic), 2000
MBA, University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA), 2011
Internal Medicine Residency, Case Western Reserve University, St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. Luke's Medical Center (Cleveland, OH), 2004
Research Interest
Dr. Feterik's research interests include: optimization of electronic health records, clinical decision support systems, knowledge discovery and data mining.

Recent Presentations:

Journey Towards Optimizing eCQMs to Support Quality and Organizational Improvements. Cerner Health Conference 2017 Annual Meeting (Kansas City, KS). Authors: L Bartlebaugh, K Feterik, K Powers, D McCarthy, K Brassart

From Volume to Value Using QI^2: Quality Improvement Incentives. Platform Presentation. 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Physician Leadership (Washington, D.C.).

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room: Substance Use Disorders in Patients with Intravenous Drug Use and Infective Endocarditis. Society of Hospital Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV).
Clinical Interest
Dr. Feterik joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He is a clinical informaticist and staff hospitalist in the Section of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Feterik serves as Core Faculty for the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner clerkship. He is an active member of the Medical Executive Committee, System-wide Health Information Management Committee, Presbyterian Hospital Wound Care Committee, Diabetes Patient Safety Committee and Documentation Integrity Steering Committee.
Educational Interest
Dr. Feterik is a clinician educator with particular interest in transitions of care and clinical reasoning. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Department of Biomedical Informatics with special focus on interoperability.
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Selected Publications:
Feterik, K, Ylioja, T, Schulze, A, Douaihy, A, Abebe, KZ, Davis, EM. Hospitalists' Role in Improving Prescriptions of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Among Tobacco Users During Hospitalization and at Discharge. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019; 34(3): 333-335.
Sheth, H, Trifan, A, Feterik, K, Jovin, F. Expanding central line care bundle to address line manipulations. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 2017; 32(4): 217-221.
Duca, NS, Feterik, K, Ho, J. Pancreatitis: The Great Masquerader?. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2018; 85(10): 752-753.
Cai, H, Zongming, L, Goette, A, Mera, F, Honeycutt, C, Feterik, K, Wilcox, JN, Dudley, SC, Harrison, DG, Langberg, JJ. Downregulation of Endocardial Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression and Nitric Oxide Production in Atrial Fibrillation: Potential Mechanisms for Atrial Thrombosis and Stroke. Circulation. 2002; 106(22): 2854-8.
Mitro, P, Feterik, K, Lenártová, M, Cvercková, A, Curmová, A, Rybárová, E, Petrásová, D, Rybár, R, Trejbal, D. Humoral Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Postprandial Hypotension in Patients With Essential Hypertension. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. 2001; 113(11-12): 424-32.
Khurana, VG, Feterik, K, Springett, MJ, Eguchi, D, Shah, V, Katusic, ZS. Functional Interdependence and Colocalization of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase and Heat Shock Protein 90 in Cerebral Arteries. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2000; 20(11): 1563-70.
Feterik, K, Smith, L, Katusic, ZS. Angiotensin-(1-7) Causes Endothelium-Dependent Relaxation in Canine Middle Cerebral Artery. Brain Research. 2000; 873(1): 75-82.
Mitro, P, Feterik, K, Cvercková, A, Trejbal, D. Occurrence and Relevance of Postprandial Hypotension in Patients With Essential Hypertension. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. 1999; 111(8): 320-5.
Notable Achievements
"I Am Patient Safety Award," Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, 2018
Alpha Omega Alpha Society Faculty Award, 2017
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, UPSOM Department of Medicine, 2015
Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2014
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2014
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, UPSOM Department of Medicine, 2013
Aadel Askari Memorial Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, 2004
Member, Society of General Internal Medicine
Member, American Medical Informatics Association