Matthew Gratton steps down as Chair of Emergency Medicine TMC/UMKC
Matthew Gratton, MD stepped down as Chair of Emergency Medicine effective January 1, 2020 after serving as Chair for the past 13 years. He continues to serve as the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Truman Medical Centers. He also was appointment to the role of the Chief Medical Officer of the Incident Commands Center for Truman Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. We are very fortunate to have had his leadership as Chair. Thank you Dr. Gratton for mentorship, leadership and service to the Department and Truman Medical Center.
Adam Algren appointed Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine, TMC/UMKC
Adam Algren, MD was appointed Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine effective January 1, 2020. Dr. Algren has served as a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2007. In addition to his Department clinical and administrative responsibilities he continues to provide medical toxicology services to Children’s Mercy and the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center.
Christine Sullivan awarded the Betty M Drees, MD Excellence in Mentoring Lifetime Achievement Award
Christine Sullivan, MD was recently awarded the Betty M Drees, MD Excellence in Mentoring Lifetime Achievement Award by the UMKC School of Medicine. This award recognizes a faculty member who has made significant contributions to enhancing and developing the careers of faculty and trainees as a mentor. Dr. Sullivan, a Professor of Emergency Medicine, is currently the Associate Dean for Professional Development at UMKC. Dr. Sullivan served as the EM residency program director from 2004-2014.
Dr. Emily Hillman receives MHPE Degree from UMKC School of Medicine
In December 2019 one of our EM faculty, Emily Hillman, MD received her Master’s degree in Health Professions Education. Completing the program has helped Dr. Hillman continue to enhance the robust EM resident curriculum as well as simulation education for the entire School of Medicine! She is excited at the prospect of mentoring a future EM medical education fellow. Congratulations!
Steve Go, M.D. Continues with 22 Years of Service with the NBME!
Dr. Go starts his 21st year of service with the National Board of Medical Examiners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, which helps set policy and direction for NBME’s many initiatives worldwide. He is also a member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Management Committee, which is responsible for policy, standard setting, and direction for all three Step exams that all physicians must pass to practice in the United States. He was recently appointed as Chair of an Interdisciplinary Review Committee responsible for secondary review and approval of Step 3 items. Finally, he serves on the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) Management Committee, which oversees a joint NBME and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) exam for physicians seeking licensure reinstatement or reactivation after some period of professional inactivity, or physicians involved in disciplinary proceedings in which a state board determines the need for evaluation.
Charlie Inboriboon received INMED Humanitarian Crisis Response Award
Recently departed faculty member Charlie Inboriboon, MD was awarded the INMED Humanitarian Crisis Response Award. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who provide exemplary disaster response services for highly vulnerable communities. In doing so, they accentuate the value of life and provide an exemplary model for us all. He has collaborated to develop emergency medicine services in Laos, and to increase emergency medicine residency training capability at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Dr. Inboriboon himself continues his own service in nations including Thailand, India, Haiti, Kosovo, and Nicaragua.