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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 Kansas City. 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 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 education.

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.


General Pediatrics

Current Appointments
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

BA, Biology Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 1993
MD, UMDNJ New Jersy Medical School, Newark, NJ 1997
MA, Education University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2011

Residency and Fellowship
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Christiana Care Health System/AI DuPont Hospital for Children 2001
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University/AI DuPont Hospital for Children 2002

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine 2001
American Board of Pediatrics 2002, 2008

Recent Publications
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; 42(1): 184-187.

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.

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