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Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
University of Toronto Toronto Ontario, Canada
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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 biologicaltherapies in patients newly diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis
The GEM Study: Evaluating siblings of IBD patients who themselves have not yet developed IBD, toDetermine 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.
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Total Comments: 36
We don't want him to retire!
Dr. Keljo was very clear and to the point, which I very much appreciated. He listened to everything I had to say before coming to a conclusion.
Dr. Keljo can come as condescending and referred to my special needs son as "people like like that."
dr Keljo is wonderful!!we understand he is retiring and he will be missed!!He has been treating me almost 20 years and he has gone above and beyond for me and my family!
so sorry to hear that dr Keljo is retiring.
Dr. seemed to have an idea for a prescription remedy before seeing my son. Wouldn't entertain the idea of any modifications to it to if. Didn't seem to consider diet or anything else, or failed to explain why his method is the best or only real solution.
didn't feel the doctor listened to my concerns and he explained things in a condescending manner
this visit was very efficient. we went from registration to nurse to our doctor to bloodwork seemlessly.
excellent facility and staff
Dr. Keljo is always very courteous and professional. He thoughtfully considers the health issues, listens carefully to our daughter and seeks to find the best options. What I appreciate MOST...Dr. Keljo is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, but he not only tolerated patient questions, he invites and encourages our inquiries.
we have had dr Kelijo since my son was 7. he has been the best dr for all of us. we love him
Dr. Keljo and his staff are very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable.
Dr Keljo and staff are great. Thoughtful, polite and helpful. I have recommended them to friends. Central appointments however is awful. They booked me at the wrong office and it took me all morning to be seen - Very frustrating.
As always all the staff and Dr. Keljo were very caring, kind and helpful.
Dr. Keljo has been with us for the last 10 years. We respect his knowledge and he has taken wonderful care of us over the years.
we always have a good experience with Dr Keljo.
Does not want to pursue source of my child's pain and basically told us to deal with it and hope it goes away in its own. he is 9 and has been In pain for over a year! That is not acceptable.
Dr. Keljo is one of the best Pediatric GI doctors,very nice and kind,he's been with my son since he was newborn
Dr Keljo and his staff are always helpful and prompt in returning calls and questions
The Gastroenterologist was very helpful in filling me in on whatever questions and concerns I had.
Dr. Keljo is one of the rare doctors I encountered who genuinely care about the patient and go above and beyond for them. I wish more doctors were like Dr. Keljo.
He is the BEST
Dr. Keljo is the best.
He is a wonderful doctor and we would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Keljo is an excellent doctor. would highly recommend him and his staff.
we have never had a bad experience!
anytime we've had a concern about our childs health and we've called snd left a message dr keljo himself gets back to us even on nights and weekends. we highly recommend him
Dr. Keljo is very thoughtful in his approach to caring for my daughter. He is humble and takes the time to listen to our concerns and to answer our questions. We appreciate his knowledge and expertise.
Very pleased with Dr. Keljo and his staff. He listened to my son and finally we have the answers we needed, and a diagnosis. We are on the right path to heal my son and get him feeling better.
we travel almost 3 hours to see David keljio because he's wonderful in the care he's been giving my son the past 7 years we have been coming to children's hospital and i will continue to travel to him and have my son in his care! He is super!!!
I am very pleased with my childs care. Dr Keljio is very understanding and patient. He listens to his patients/parents. He is very thorough with his work.
Dr. Keljo is the best. He has been my son's primary Dr. for the past 4 years and has seen him go from a kid to a teenager and he is more helpful than we ever thought possible. UPMC Children's is lucky to have him.
Very Good Experience, Staff were all so polite and professional, Facility was very clean, Doctors were Great actually listen.. Just a bit to long to get in for an appointment, and had to travel far..
Dr. Keljo has always provided the best care care for my son.
Love Dr. Keljo!!
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