Dr. Carol Steltenkamp was born in Covington, KY. She was Salutatorian of her high school class and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University with a B.S. in Natural Science in 1983. In May 1987, she completed her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky in Pediatric Medicine in 1990. She did her internship in pediatrics at the University of Kentucky and joined the faculty. Additionally, in 2000, she completed her M.B.A. in Health Care Focus. Dr. Steltenkamp has received numerous honors: Alpha Omega Alpha; Medical Honor Society, 2009; Best Doctors National Award, 2007-2009; University of Kentucky College of Medicine Clinical Clerkship Teaching Award, 2004.
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at the University of Kentucky HealthCare. She is instrumental in building a data warehouse with vigorous mining capabilities with a pleasant, highly functional user interface. As the CMIO, she brings many information technology resources to bear. She is the Primary Investigator of the six million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for a Regional Extension Center in Kentucky. She is on the frontline of electronic medical record implementation throughout the Commonwealth, as she had previously led a successful nationally-recognized electronic medical record implementation across multiple sites of an integrated delivery network. She and other colleagues conducted research related to medication error reporting associated with the implementation. Her expertise in clinical informatics augments the talents of her co-directors in their support of the biomedical informatics program. Dr. Steltenkamp serves on the Board of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Lexington KY.
Dr. Steltenkamp willingly donates her time to various organizations to help those in need. She enjoys UK basketball, walking her three dogs, and traveling.
- Director, Kentucky Regional Extension Center
Chief Medical Information Officer
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine