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David J Keljo, MD, PhD is the local principal investigator for several multicenter studies in IBD:
The Risk Stratification Study: Evaluating the factors in newly diagnosed Crohn Disease patients that predict the rapid development of penetrating or structuring complications.
The PROTECT Study: Examining the factors predicting response to mesalamine, steroids or biological
therapies in patients newly diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis
The GEM Study: Evaluating siblings of IBD patients who themselves have not yet developed IBD, to
Determine the factors which might predict their subsequent development of IBD.
David J. Keljo, MD, PhD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, director of the hospital's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Keljo earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Yale University, graduating magna cum laude with departmental honors in 1971. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was awarded the R.G. Williams Prize for Research by an undergraduate. Dr. Keljo also earned a doctorate in physiology from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, where he was awarded the Tisdall Prize for Research by a fellow.
Dr. Keljo's research program seeks to better understand inflammatory bowel disease and improve treatment. His research interests include examining the time course and effects of therapy on bone density to optimize bone development in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Assessment of disease activity currently relies on symptoms such as abdominal pain, which can have many causes other than inflammatory bowel disease. More reliable measurement of disease activity will help to improve studies of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
He has been published in many notable publications, including Current Gastroenterology Reports and Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 32
Overall experience was very well. My child is emotional about being sick, I think there could have been more explanation directed to her and how to help her emotionally deal with her illness.
Dr. Keljo is the BEST!!his nurse Denise is wonderful too. this was my last visit because of my age and moving to Florida and I will miss having such an amazing dr.
wonderful experience! made me feel very at ease with a plan as how to help my child.
Great experience every time I visit the gastro office,Dr. Kelijo is a very kind,caring doctor
Every question I asked the doctor was dismissed and not taken seriously. My daughter felt like her health problems where no big deal to him and when I asked about about vitamins or diets that would be good for my daughter he said there wasn't any that would help her IBS. My daughter has been suffering for a year with this illness and it is a big deal to us because her quality of life is not good right now and she desperately wants to get better so she can do the things that normal teenagers do.
Dr. David K was top notch. He was kind, considerate, and extremely knowledgeable. thank you for having the best of the best doctors and staff members.
waited a long time past appointment time to be seen then had to wait more time to have labs drawn
the doctor was great. very caring. very thorough.
always friendly staff and thorough exams that address my child's needs
Dr. Keljo is the best!!
We waited a long time between the time that we got into a room and when we actually saw the doctor. But the care that my daughter recieved was very good.
I felt that the Dr. just wanted me to give my child more laxatives and didn't really want to look into the causes of his constipation.
I absolutely love Dr. Keljo. He is the most thorough physician, very knowledgeable and caring. If I leave message with Denise his nurse I always receive care right away. Both are outstanding!!
Dr. Keljo's nurse Denise is wonderful. Anytime, I email a question through the portal, she responds in a timely fashion and follows up. Dr. Keljo is great. He is a straight shooter, but open to compromise and alternatives depending on the situation.
I was asked to arrive at 10am for a 10:30 appointment. we were not seen by the doctor until almost 11:45. no explanation was provided. that is unacceptable. kids should not have to wait that long.
Everyone is always so helpful and friendly. Can't say enough good about this office and it's employees.
Dr. Keljo is excellent!
Dr Keljio went above and beyond seeing us for the appointment even though we went to the wrong office and was late. He gave us the time we needed and didn't rush us and allowed us to ask any and all questions we had.
Dr. Keljo is awesome. He has been 100% responsible for our son getting better and learning to live a normal life with Crohn's disease.
I've been a patient of Dr. Keljo for many years now and both Dr. Keljo and his nurse Denise have always addressed my health concerns very quickly. I am now 23yrs. old and have been hesitant to change to an adult specialist as the quality of care I have received from Dr. Keljo and his team will be hard to match.
Dr. Keljo and Denise have been wonderful to work with. They are prompt and quick in returning calls and bloodwork results. They address each of our concerns and we are so happy with the treatment our son is receiving for Crohn's disease.
We have always had a good experience here. We wish that our doctors, nurses, and staff in our home town, were this friendly.
The Provider was very professional and courteous. He answered all my questions and was very helpful.
Dr. Keljo is excellent. Great bedside manner, good at explaining and offering choices. Obviously very very smart.
Excellent care as usual.
The provider seemed pre-occupied during our visit. At one point during the visit he stated that he had to take care of something and just left the room. He had no knowledge that my son had x-rays done at Children's the week before. Not only was he unprepared, but he was not friendly at all. I will not take either of my children to see him again.
We were very satisfied with the experience and course of action we will be taking due to our son's crohns diagnosis.
Dr. Keljo is a quiet, thoughtful Doctor. He listens attentively, thinks and then responds to questions or concerns.
Dr. Keljo is a really great specialist! We have loved him since the moment we met him. He is compassionate about our son's health. He listens to our concerns and always eases our mind
Dr. Keljo is a great doctor. We have been seeing him for 11 years and he has been very good to us.
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