Director’s Welcome

Todd D. Shaffer, M.D., MBA

TShafferTHE TRUTH IS, finding a residency that’s right for you isn’t that easy. You’ve got residency programs that over promise and under deliver; and residencies that assume you already know how to be a practicing physician and want to use you as cheap labor. You also have programs that provide you with little hands on clinical training, yet promised you would do a lot with “available training”.

One residency program embraces the concept of what people really want in a residency program. That program is the University of Missouri-Kansas City Family Medicine Residency.

We make a smart residency program for smart students. A residency program with the highest ratings from outside reviewers receiving the highest appraise and acclamations for our breadth and comprehensiveness of training. Residency accolades where the number of learning experiences takes precedence over the number of false promises not delivered in other programs. Our program puts a structured quality curriculum exactly where it belongs, first and foremost.

We also believe in program that will get you to your destination, wherever that may be in your career. This will be through leadership training and pure learning experiences.

We steadfastly adhere to the proposition that premium amenities are not to be reserved exclusively for the ivy leagues. That beautiful design should not necessitate giving up on life’s ambitions and that stimulating performance and experiences needn’t come from doctors like Socrates and Hippocrates.

In other words, we believe in processes that don’t insult your intelligence, but rather, respect it.

UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program puts other highly ranked programs on notice. We have the only residency program in the country with three fellowships and an integrated MBA program. Our OB is one of the top five busiest in the country for FM programs and our FM colposcopy referral center is second to none. Our Geriatrics and Pediatrics provide excellent training. Our Sports medicine, manipulation and alternative medicine clinics give new meaning to the term “full scope family medicine.” Many of our faculty hold national positions, awards and are nationally known speakers and researchers.

We are progressive in areas such as tobacco cessation, EHR adoption, pharma free education, six sigma and lean management leadership. Our hospital’s top five national UHC rating and green design of our facilities lead other hospitals around the nation. We also afford the busiest outpatient hospital clinics in the entire metro area and state of Missouri. Our progressive program is the best yet, and will continue to redefine cutting edge and innovative programs with our ennovations.

Feel free to surf our site and get better acquainted. University of Missouri-Kansas City sound good so far? You haven’t heard anything yet…..

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Dr. Shaffer became faculty for the Truman Lakewood Dept. of Community and Family Medicine in 1995. He became the UMKC Family Medicine Program Director in 2002, and presently leads one of the largest residency programs in the country with 42 residents, three fellowships and an integrated MBA program. In 2007 he completed his own MBA in Physician Healthcare Leadership in the combined UMKC/ Rockhurst University program.

Dr Shaffer’s interests include healthcare strategic planning, quality improvement, e-learning, adult education improvement, and its outcome measurement for residents, students and practicing physicians. He is the Immediate Past President of AFMRD -Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (the national program director membership organization). He is also currently the Chair of CAFM (Council of academic Family Medicine) which is the Council of leadership form all four national Family Medi8cine education organizations: ADFM, AFMRD, NAPCRG, and STFM. He is also Past President of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians and currently Missouri’s State Delegate to the AAFP. He has been a member of the MAFP Education Committee for over twelve years and was its chairman in 2006-09. His other medical business interests include international health tourism, lean management, six sigma, and logistics and process efficiencies.

Chief of Women’s Healthcare at TMC Lakewood for 16 years, he is in charge of one of the busiest referral colposcopy clinics in the state. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and has received their highest award for special knowledge in colposcopy. He presents regularly on pap smear management, HPV vaccination, and colposcopy at residency, state and national venues.

Dr Shaffer is a AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) member at the MU Medical School Chapter. In 2011 he was awarded with the AFMRD’s “Gold Program Director Award” (Their Highest Achievement Award) and was recently honored by the MU SOM alumni association as “Young Physician of the Year” (photo above). He was also honored by Rockhurst University with the “Outstanding Service Award” in the Physician Leadership MBA program from the Helzberg School of Management.

Dr Shaffer has three children, Olivia, Alec, and Ian. In their spare time, they do a lot of family activities, boating, skiing, and kids sports (gymnastics, skiing, weightlifting, and basketball).

Media Interviews

4/28/2015 MO Board of Healing Arts Rules Committee participation in rule writing for new Assistant Physician Category of Professional Licensure- Jefferson City, MO

9/09/14     State of Missouri Health Committee Hearing’ Mo House of Rep House Committee hearing, Testify for Medical and GME education in State of Missouri.

7/24/2013   “A Better Digital Diagnosis.” Wall Street Journal– The Informed Patient, Response to article, July 22, 2013.

Fall 2011  “Everyone Deserves a Family Physician” Missouri Family Physician p 7, Fall 2011

Oct 2011 “Family Physicians-Everyone Deserves One” Supplement to the KC Star p2.

06/29/11  “New Rules Mean No More 24 Hour Shifts for Doctors” KC FOX4 Evening News at 6 and 10 PM Health Segments- Interview for Television Broadcast

4/22/11 “Family Doctor Fills Need”, KCUR 89.3 FM Public Radio Segment News

Spring 2011 “UMKC Rural Residency Expansion” Missouri Family Physician p 19, Spring 2011

Winter 2011 “Federal Grants Will Boost SOM Research and Clinical Programs”; Panorama, UMKC SOM Quarterly Publication. Spring 2011 Volume 15, No 1.pp 18-20.

12/1/10   Health Care Reform Law Calls for Reassigning Residency Slots to Benefit Primary Care”; AAFP News Now

11/12/10  “Stimulus Funds May Make Finding a Doctor Easier,” KC FOX4 Evening News at 6 and 10 PM Health Segments- Interview for Television Broadcast

Research, Publications, Grants and Quality Improvement

May/June 2015    “The Council of Academic Family Medicine Procedural and Maternity Care Training Guidelines: A Better Path to Consistency in Competency Assessment in Family Medicine” W. Fred Miser, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med May/June 2015 vol. 13 no. 3 285-6; doi: 10.1370/afm.1795

Mar/Apr 2015      “A Prescription to Advocate for Graduate Medical Education Reform” Michael Mazzone, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Fred Miser, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, W., Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med March/April 2015 vol. 13 no. 2 184-185; doi: 10.1370/afm.1771

Jan/Feb 2015        “Training Implications for Family Medicine for Americas Health: A Preview” Michael Tuggy, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Fred Miser, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, W., Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Ann Fam Med January/February 2015 vol. 13 no. 1 91-92; doi: 10.1370/afm.1744

Nov/Dec 2014      “Transforming Toolbox into a Treasure Chest” W. Fred Miser, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med November/December 2014 vol. 12 no. 6 584; doi: 10.1370/afm.1727

Sept/Oct 2014      “Program Director Turnover” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, W. Fred Miser, MD, James W. Jarvis, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med September/October 2014 vol. 12 no. 5 482-483; doi: 10.1370/afm.1703

July/Aug 2014      “From Family Medicine Milestones to Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAS)”, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Gretchen Dickson, MD, MBA, James W. Jarvis, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2014 vol. 12 no. 4 380-381; doi:10.1370/afm.1679

May/June 2014    “The Allopathic and Osteopathic Worlds: Aligning to Meet our Patient’s Needs” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Tuggy, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, and Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Ann Fam Med May/June 2014 12:283; doi:10.1370/afm.1649

Mar/Apr 2014      “AFMRD Strategic Plan 2014-16” Brian Crownover, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med March/April 2014 12:181182; doi:10.1370/afm1635

Jan/Feb 2014        “The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity” Jeri Hepworth, Ardis Davis, Amanda Harris, Jerry Kruse, Todd Shaffer, Perry Pugno, Tom Campbell, John Saultz and members of the CAFM Four Pillars Taskforce*Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) Four Pillars *Taskforce:Jeri Hepworth, Chair Ardis Davis, Amanda Harris, Staff Tom Campbell, Valerie Gilchrist, Perry Pugno, John Saultz, Todd Shaffer, Hope Wittenberg, Ann Fam Med January/February 2014 12:83-87; doi:10.1370/afm.1608

Nov/Dec 2013      “RC-FM Requirements- Less is More” Stephen Schultz, MD, Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, , Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med Nov/Dec 2013 vol. 11 no. 6 582; doi:10.1370/afm.1589

Sept/Oct 2013      “AFMRD FMCC Scholarships” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med Sept/Oct 2013 vol. 11 no. 5 484-485; doi:10.1370/afm.1574

July/Aug 2013      “The Family of Family Medicine”, Michael Tuggy, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Stephen Schultz, MD, and Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2013 vol. 11 no. 4 385-386; doi:10.1370/afm.1558

May/June 2013    “Accountable Care Organizations: An Opportunity to Synergy”, Stephen Schultz, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Karen Mitchell, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med May/June 2013 vol. 11 no. 3 283-284; doi:10.1370/afm.1530

Mar/Apr 2013      “Planning for Transition” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med March/April 2013 vol. 11 no.2 182-183; doi:10.1370/afm.1522

Jan/Feb 2013        “GME Reform” Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med Jan/Feb 2013 vol. 11 no. 1 90; doi:10.1370/afm.1481

Nov/Dec 2012      “CERA: What? So What? Now What?” Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Brian Crownover, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Nathan Krug, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med Nov/Dec 2012 6 576-577; doi:10.1370/afm.1455

Sept/Oct 2012      “Primary Care Payment Reform” Michael Tuggy, MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Karen Hall, MD, Lisa Maxwell, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD, Ann Fam Med Sept/Oct 2012 10:472-473; doi:10.370/afm.1440

July/Aug 2012      “The NRMP: All-In…and Testing the Soapy Waters” Michael Mazzone, MD, Martin Wieschhaus, MD Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA, and Michael Tuggy, MD, Ann Fam Med July/Aug 2012 10:371-372; doi:10.371/afm.1425

May/June 2012    “Education Gaps between Family Physicians and Licensed Nurse Practitioners” Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA ,Michael Tuggy, MD, Stoney Abercrombie, MD, Karen Hall, MD, Sneha Chacko, MD, Joseph Gravel, Jr., MD, Grant Hoekzema, MD, Michael Mazzone, MD, and Martin Wieschhaus, MD Ann Fam Med May/June 2012 10:270-271; doi:10.1370/afm.1409

UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program Orientation- Physician PI, Investigator Lainie Franklin, MS; Project IRB Approved 2011

National Rocking Chair Demonstration Research Empathy Project- Co Investigator (May 2009 to present) IRB Approved and reapproved for ongoing project.

Hoffman-La Roche Protocol NV25025 Co investigator (July 2009 to present) IRB Approved and reapproved

“Competency Grid”- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resource Digital Resources Library contributor- Over 450 downloads to date (Posted July 2009)- Peer Reviewed web posting:
http://www.fmdrl.org/index.cfm?event=c.beginBrowseD&clearSelections=1&criteria=competency%20based%20objectives#2365

July 2010      HRSA Bureau of Professions Grant Application HRSS-1—277, CFDA No.93.510 Project Period 7/2011 to 7/2016. Todd Shaffer, MD, MBA Lead Investigator and Project Manager. UMKC Primary Care Residency Expansion for Family Medicine. Affordable Care Act. Awarded September 2010 for $1.92 Million for 5 year residency expansion grant.

Presentations Given

8/01/15   “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents  Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO 36 Resident Physician Participants

7/7/15    “BLSO Course” Basic Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Truman Medical Center and UNMKC 1st Year Residents  15 physician participants

6/25/15   “After Hours Access and Care and Managing Contraception”  Lecture presented to Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO Residents and Faculty for our Noon Conference Series. Approximately 20  residents.

4/1-3/15  “BLSO and Integration into a Residency Program Workshop (Invited)-  AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting; hands on interactive workshop  The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO 25 residency program physician faculty

4/1-3/15   “SMART Goals” Hands on interactive Workshop (Invited)- AAFP’s Residency Program Solutions National Meeting; hands on interactive workshop,  The Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO 45 residency program physician faculty

3/6/15  “Nutrition in Pregnancy” Core Maternity Direct Learning Series Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO   Approximately 30 residents, students, fellows

2/24/15  “Advocacy and Experience Didactic workshop” 2nd Year Afternoon didactic training in advocacy and visits with MO state Legislature. MO Capital, Jefferson City, MO   14 Second Year Residents

12/03/14  “Erectile Dysfunction” Core Adult Direct Learning Series Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital, Kansas City, MO  Approximately 30 residents, students, fellows

9/30/14  “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop 14 1st yr Resident Physician Participants

8/08/14   “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)  National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO 33 Resident Physician Participants

7/14/14  “BLSO Course”  Basic Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Truman Medical Center and UNMKC 1st Year Residents    14 physician participants. 3 nurses

6/23-24/14  ALSO Course Advisory Faculty (Invited) Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS  15 physician participants

6/23/14  “Third Trimester Complications” Main Lecture  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.   University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS     15 physician participants

6/23/14  “Post Partum Hemorrhage/ Maternal Resuscitation” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)   Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS   15 physician participants

6/24/14  “Assisted Vaginal Delivery-Forceps/Vacuum” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS  15 physician participants

4/15/14   “’WIT’ and the physician patient relationship”  UMKC 2nd yr Family Medicine Docent Group

4/15/14   “Hennepin Technique for shoulder reduction” Sports Medicine Fellowship demonstration and didactic session

4/07/14   “Maintaining Relationships” Facilitator for Presentation by Rikki Amos, at AAFP Family Medicine Congressional Conference Washington, DC 45 physicians attending National Congressional Conference

12/03/13  “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop 14 3rd yr Resident Physician Participants

10/22/13  “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program”  UMKC FMRP Tuesday afternoon Didactic Workshop  14 1st yr Resident Physician Participants

10/3-4/13   ALSO Course Advisory Faculty (Invited) Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO  35 physician participants

10/3/13    “First Trimester Complications” Main Lecture  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course.  Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO   Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician participants.

10/4/13    “Post Partum Hemorrhage/ Maternal Resuscitation” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3) Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician and nurse participants.

10/3/13    “Assisted Vaginal Delivery-Forceps/Vacuum” Lecture and Workstation (repeated x 3)  Don Chisholm Center, Kansas City, MO  Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Course. 35 physician and nurse participants.

7/29/13   “Perineal Repair Lecture and Workshop Training Program” (Invited)  National Lecture presented at the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO 33 Resident Physician Participants

4/5/13      “New Rotations in the PCMH Model-ABC” Workshop   AAFP’s Association of Family Medicine Residency Director’s National PDW Meeting The Westin Hotel Kansas City, MO 75 physician participants

 

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