Steven Go, M.D.

Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District
Education and Background

M.D. - University of California - Los Angeles
Residency - University of California - Los Angeles
ABEM Diplomate - 1995/2005/2015

Meet Steven Go

Dr. Steven Go was promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine on September 1, 2017. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He completed a Family Medicine internship at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, followed by an Emergency Medicine residency at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences and Olive View Medical Center, where he served as a Chief Resident.

Dr. Go joined the UMKC faculty in 1994. He served as director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine for over a decade, and succeeded in creating one the highest rated clerkships in the medical school. Many of the innovative concepts he pioneered are still in use today throughout the medical school. Dr. Go was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education in 2004 and was awarded a dual appointment to the Office of Medical Education and Research in 2006. In this role, he spearheaded the integration of the ACGME competencies in the UMKC/TMC graduate medical education residencies and fellowships, which was completed in 2008. In July 2009, he accepted a position at Children’s Mercy Hospital as Associate Director of Assessment to aid in their efforts to integrate the ACGME competencies in their graduate medical education programs as well.

Since 1998, Dr. Go has been serving actively with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in various capacities including helping develop the Computerized Case Simulation Exam, writing test items, and serving on numerous interdisciplinary review committees and task forces. He was recently appointed to the board of NBME and was also selected to be a member of the USMLE management committee which oversees all three steps of the exam. He has recently served with the Federation of State Medical Boards to help set standards for the SPEX exam. Dr. Go has over 60 scholarly publications which include such diverse topics as acute stroke, headache, spine injuries, evidence-based use of radiologic studies in the emergency department (ED), educational methodology in the ED, dental emergencies, anaphylaxis, urologic emergencies, and ophthalmologic emergencies.

Dr. Go has been a featured speaker at various emergency medicine conferences, both here and abroad. He is well known for creating entertaining and informative presentations, with a fun, edgy sense of humor. In recognition of his exceptional teaching skills, Dr. Go was awarded the 2006-2007 Elmer F. Pierson Award for Outstanding Teaching by the UMKC Alumni Association and the 2007 Faculty Teaching Award by the UMKC Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Go’s personal interests include performing magic, collecting edged tools and fountain pens, cooking eclectic meals, restoring vintage pinball machines, rooting for UCLA and Kansas City sports teams, and playing European board games. Finally, he is a two-time Boston qualifier and completed his first Boston Marathon in 2015.