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Chair Members Keith Mann, MD
Dr. Mann is the
Associate Chair for Quality Improvement for the Department of
Pediatrics and the Medical Director for Quality and Safety for
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Mann is also a general
pediatrician with an emphasis on the evidence based care of
hospitalized children. His major areas of interest include patient-
and family-centered care, development, implementation, and outcomes
surrounding clinical practice guidelines, and integrating quality
education improvement and patient safety education for residents,
fellows, hospital employees, and faculty.
Keith J. Mann, MD, MEd is the Associate Chair for Quality
Improvement for the Department of Pediatrics and the Medical
Director for Quality and Safety for Children's Mercy Hospitals and
Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an Associate Professor of
Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Medicine. He has additional training in Quality Improvement and
Outcomes Research through the Intermountain Health Advanced
Training Program in Salt Lake City and the Summer Program for
Clinical Effectiveness through the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Mann also completed a Master's in Education through The
University of Cincinnati. His major academic areas of interest
include patient- and family centered care, development,
implementation, and outcomes surrounding clinical practice
guidelines, and integrating quality and best practice
longitudinally into pediatric residency education. Dr. Mann
balances macro-system projects that address patient safety with
micro-system projects that address the daily needs of the clinical
care team. Outcomes improved under his leadership include (a) a
decrease in code blue events on the inpatient units, (b) a decrease
in hospital wide central line associated bloodstream infections,
and (c) an increase in compliance with providing patients an asthma
home management plan upon hospital discharge.
Dr. Mann is currently studying the impact of a clinical practice
guideline on the care of febrile infants and mentoring several
residents in smaller, related projects. He was awarded the Marion
Merrell Dow Clinical Scholars award to support this work and the
preliminary data were presented at the Pediatric Academic Society
meeting in May 2012.
Dr. Mann developed and is the course director for an Evidence
Based Practice and Quality Improvement Curriculum and a Patient and
Family Centered Care Curriculum for the Pediatric Residency
Program. The latter was supported by a grant from the Picker
Institute and Gold Foundation. He is the Medical Director for a
new, multidisciplinary program designed to teach quality
improvement methods through experiential, project-based learning. A
pilot curriculum, supported by a grant from the Pfizer Educational
Foundation, was completed earlier this year. He has won several
teaching awards for his commitment to resident and fellow
Dr. Mann is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and Association of Pediatric
Program Directors (APPD). He has been appointed to the Evidence
Working Group within the AAP Steering Committee on Quality
Improvement and Management and the newly developed PREP Hospital
Medicine Advisory Board. He was the former co-director and
co-developer of the APPD mentorship program, a unique hybrid
mentorship model providing the flexibility of choosing either a
traditional dyadic mentor relationship or a facilitated peer
mentorship model, and has served as co-Chair of the planning
committee for the APPD National Meeting. He has promoted quality
improvement within the APPD by successfully integrating
resident-driven quality improvement projects into the poster
presentation session at the 2010 Annual APPD meeting and mentored
residents presenting a that inaugural forum. He is currently
mentoring a General Academic Pediatric Fellow on an APPD special
projects grant designed to better understand the efficacy of
quality improvement training from the resident perspective.
|Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
||Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
||New Jersy Medical School, Newark, NJ
||University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
|Residency and Fellowship
|Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Christiana Care Health
System/AI DuPont Hospital for Children
|Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University/AI
DuPont Hospital for Children
|American Board of Internal Medicine 2001
|American Board of Pediatrics 2002, 2008
|Mann KJ, Hoffman A, Miller D, Chadwick, S, and
Bratcher D. Impact of a Patient and Family Centered Care Curriculum
on Resident 'Centeredness'. Accepted for publication; Journal of
Graduate Medical Education.
|Moses J, Shore P, Mann KJ. Quality Improvement
Curricula in Pediatric Residency Education: Obstacles and
Opportunities. Academic Pediatrics. 2011; 306(13):1454-60
|Morse R, Hall M, Fieldston E, McGwire F, Anspacher
M, Sills M, Williams, K, Oyemwense N, Mann K, Simon H, and Shah S.
Joint Commission Children's Asthma Care Measure Set Compliance and
Associated Clinical Outcomes. JAMA. 2011; 306 (13): 1454-60
|Spector N, Mann KJ, Andersen M, Narayan A, and
McGregor R. Facilitated Peer Group Mentoring: A Case Study of
Creating Leadership Skills Among the Associate Program Directors of
the APPD. Academic Pediatrics. 2010; 10(3): 161-4.
|Mann KJ and Knapp JF. Quality of Care for Common
Respiratory Illnesses: Shortfalls and Improvements. Pediatric
Health. 2009; 3(3): 261-69.
|Mann KJ and Jackson MA. Meningitis. Pediatrics in
Review. 2008: 29; 417-430.
|Baxter, P and Mann, K. Splish, Splash What Went
Wrong in the Bath? Contemporary Pediatrics. 2007; 24(7); 30-6.
Casas-Melley AT, Malatack J, Consolini D, Mann K, Raab C, Flynn
L, Woolfrey P, Menendez J, Dunn SP. Successful liver transplant for
unresectable hepatoblastoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2007;
|Malatack JJ, Consolini D, Mann KJ and Raab CP.
Taking on the Parent to Save a Child: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Contemporary Pediatrics. 2006; 23 (6): 50-63.