Dean’s Visiting Professor series will debut on Jan. 15

Dr. John Mahoney
Dr. John Mahoney

Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., has established a new Visiting Professor program that will bring to UMKC School of Medicine renowned speakers from around the country who will explore important issues in academic medicine and health care.

The first speaker in the new Dean’s Visiting Professor series will be John F. Mahoney, M.D., M.S., associate dean for medical education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He will speak at the UMKC School of Medicine at noon on Jan. 15 on “Establishing a Curriculum Vision for 2020 and Beyond.”

An associate professor in emergency medicine, Mahoney has been a leader in curriculum advancement at Pittsburgh. He helped design the school’s integrated clerkships, and spearheaded methodology and content changes that have enhanced the curriculum. He has also developed innovations in simulation, public health preparedness and technology.

Mahoney has served as director of the school’s Office of Medical Education since 1999, and is also a member of Pittsburgh’s Academy of Master Educators.

“We are excited to bring this new Visiting Professor program to UMKC to focus on key issues in academic medicine, as well as to learn from a broad group of key leaders,” Kanter said. “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Mahoney to Kansas City as our inaugural speaker. His success in medical education makes him an ideal visitor to engage with our faculty and students.”