Stefanie R. Ellison, M.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Learning Initiatives
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District
Education and Background

M.D. - University of Nebraska
Residency - Truman Medical Center / University of Missouri - Kansas City
ABEM Diplomate - 2001/2011

Meet Stefanie Ellison

Stefanie R. Ellison, M.D FACEP is the Associate Dean for Learning Initiatives and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine and a Staff Emergency Physician at Truman Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1997. She completed the TMC/UMKC Emergency Medicine Residency Program in June 2000 and joined the faculty at Truman Medical Center.  She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a core faculty member.  She served as the Associate Dean and Chair for the Council on Curriculum at the UMKC School of Medicine from 2010-2017 and was a member of the UMKC SOM Council on Curriculum for over ten years.  She served as the Emergency Medicine Clerkship director from 2004-2015.  She is Co-Chair of the UMKC Interprofessional Education (IPE) Steering Committee and the Co-Convener of the UMKC IPE Curriculum and Assessment Working Group since 2011.  This IPE curriculum serves ten UMKC health professions programs and is provided on three campuses in the University of Missouri system.

Her research interests include curriculum development, interprofessional education, service learning, simulation, medical communication and interpersonal skills, and health disparities. She is currently focusing on Interprofessional Education and community engagement in undergraduate education. She has presented and published in IPE curriculum, Humanities in Medical Education, Competency-Based Learning and Assessment, as well as for the EM clerkship and residency in the area of simulation and communication. She is currently active in a curriculum in Interprofessional Education across the UMKC Health Sciences Campus, simulation in the EM clerkship curriculum, and community engagement and service learning in undergraduate education.

Dr. Ellison has completed a two-year certificate in the Leadership in Academic Medicine with the AAMC in 2016.  She is a member and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the American Medical Association.  She received the 2017 Louise Arnold, PhD, UMKC School of Medicine Award in Medical Education Research and she promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2015. She received the Research in Medical Education (RIME) award for her poster on Communication and Interprofessional Skills in Undergraduate Medical Education presented at the Central Group on Educational Affairs conference in 2007, and a letter of Recognition from the Drug Enforcement Agency for Project X-Out Lecture: Ecstasy and Club Drugs in 2003. She received the New Faculty Teaching Scholar award from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, July 2001.

Dr. Ellison stays busy at home with her husband, 3 daughters, and their dog, Sonny. Her interests include anything her girls enjoy with attempts to exercise, golf, and garden in between.