The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven D. Waldman, M.D., as the Director of Statewide Outreach Programs. Dr. Waldman presently serves as the docent for M.D.- Only students during their first semester at the School of Medicine and will continue to provide this experience while assuming his new duties.
Dr. Waldman is a graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine (1977) and completed his postgraduate training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He maintained an active and highly successful clinical practice in pain management in the greater Kansas City area. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996. Dr. Waldman has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has an extensive collection of scholarly publications in his area of clinical expertise.
“Dr. Waldman brings vast experience and a strong reputation as a clinician, an educator, and an administrator,” said School of Medicine Dean Betty M. Drees, M.D. “We look forward to his leadership in filling this important position.”
Dr. Waldman’s primary responsibility in this newly established position is to develop a recruitment strategy that will increase the applicant pool for students from regional liberal arts colleges and universities into the M.D.-Only program and other graduate training programs at the School. Dr. Waldman will also develop strategic partnerships with Missouri hospitals and physician practices for recruitment of UMKC postgraduate trainees into Missouri practices.