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Chair Members Keith Mann, MD


Keith J. Mann, MD, MEd is the Associate Chair for Quality Improvement for the Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Executive Medical Director / Chief Medical Quality and Safety Officer for Children's Mercy Kansas City. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a practicing general pediatrician with an emphasis on integrating evidence based care and improvement science to deliver optimal care to children and families. 

Dr. Mann has received 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. He has also participated in advanced Lean training and Lean study trips. Dr. Mann 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, faculty and staff development. Dr. Mann balances macro-system projects that address system level improvement and patient safety with micro-system projects that address the daily needs of the clinical care team. He also helped bring a system of Lean management (Children’s Mercy Lean System) to Children’s Mercy and is actively involved in the implementation and spread of lean methods throughout the healthcare system.

Dr. Mann is active in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). He is the current Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee and the Pilot Testing Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. has been appointed to the Evidence Working Group within the AAP Steering Committee on Quality Improvement. 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.


General Pediatrics
Quality Improvement, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety

Current Appointments
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
Newman RE, Bingler MA, Bauer PN, Lee BR and Mann KJ. Rates of Unscheduled ICU Transfers Following a Night-Shift Interprofessional Huddle. Hospital Pediatrics. 2016; 6 (4) 234-242. PMID: 26956424

Bell SK, Mann KJ, Truog R, and Lantos J. Ethics Rounds: Should we tell parents when we’ve made an error? Pediatrics. 2015; 135(1): 159-63. PMID: 25452655

Weltmer K, Talib N, and Mann KJ. Retail Based Clinics and the Patient Centered Medical Home. Missouri Medical Journal. 2014; 111(4): 316-18. PMID: 25211860

Subramony A; Hall M; Thomas C; Chiang V; McClead R; Macias C; Frank G; Simon H; Mann KJ; Morse, R. Asthma Care Quality Measures at Children’s Hospitals and Asthma-Related Outcomes. Journal of Healthcare Quality. 2014; e-publication ahead of print. PMID: 25158598

Narayan AP, McPhillips HA, Anderson M, Gardner L, Larrabee J, Poynter S, Mann KJ, and Spector ND. Strengthening the Associate Program Director Workforce: Needs Assessment and Recommendations. Academic Pediatrics. 2014; 14(4): 332-334. PMID: 24976345

Mann KJ, Craig M, and Moses J. Quality Improvement Education in Pediatric Residency Programs: A survey of Pediatric Program Directors. Academic Pediatrics. 2014; 14(1): 23-28. PMID: 24369866

Craig M, Garfunkel LC, Baldwin CD, Mann KJ, Moses JM, Co JP, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Pediatric Resident Education in Quality Improvement (QI): A National Survey. Academic Pediatrics. 2014; 14(1): 54-61. PMID: 24369869

Mann KJ, Hoffman A, Miller D, Chadwick, S, and Bratcher D. Impact of a Patient and Family Centered Care Curriculum on Resident ‘Centeredness’. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2013; 5(1): 36-40. PMID: 24404224

Moses J, Shore P, Mann KJ. Quality Improvement Curricula in Pediatric Residency Education: Obstacles and Opportunities. Academic Pediatrics. 2011; 306(13):1454-60. PMID: 21967722

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. PMID: 21972307

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. PMID: 20452565

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.

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