Faculty Feature: Margaret Lozovatsky, PhD

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Dr. Margaret Lozovatsky was born in Minsk, Belarus to a teacher and an engineer. At the age of nine, she immigrated to the United States along with her parents and younger sister. The family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spent the rest of her childhood. From a young age, Margaret had an interest in math and science. She was often found playing with puzzles and solving equations in her spare time. She has also always had a love for children and spent many summers as a camp counselor, paving the way for her future as a pediatrician.

Dr. Lozovatsky completed her undergraduate education at Marquette University in computer science and then went on to medical school at University of Wisconsin. This was during the era of electronic medical records just starting to become an integral part of the health care system. Margaret had always dreamt of combining the two fields that she was so passionate about.
It was during residency that Margaret discovered the fact that doctors and software developers do not always speak the same language. Having knowledge of the two fields naturally placed her in a position to help her colleagues make improvements to the electronic medical record. This sparked an interest in the newly evolving field of Informatics.

After residency, Dr. Lozovatsky became a pediatric hospitalist at NorthShore University HealthSystem where she also pursued a career in health care informatics. It was in that role that she worked on documentation improvements and inpatient optimization. After ten years in Chicago, Dr. Lozovatsky followed her passion for informatics and accepted a position as Medical Director of Information Systems at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. In that role, she worked on improving physician efficiency, optimization of the electronic medical record as well as development of tools to improve the care of the pediatric patient. In 2017, Dr. Lozovatsky left Cedars-Sinai and moved to St. Louis to become the Chief Medical Information Officer of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is thrilled to be working with her esteemed colleagues to advance child health across the organization.

In her spare time, Margaret has always enjoyed traveling around the world. It was during one of those trips, in Argentina, that she met her husband, Daniel. The couple was married a year later in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They have three children – Samuel (5), Maya (3) and Ilana (5 months). The family is very happy to be living in St. Louis. They are enjoying exploring all of the child-friendly activities that the city has to offer.

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