Kansas City Medical Society Interim Executive Director Steps Down

On Dec. 31, 2022, Annette Small will step down from her role as Interim Executive Director of the Kansas City Medical Society. The new Executive Director will be announced soon. Annette entered this role during the pandemic, but distance did not minimize her tremendous impact or ability to tackle important initiatives. Her leadership has helped KCMS better serve its members and hospital partners through listening, collaboration, and action. Annette departs the Kansas City Medical Society with a few parting words about her time, experiences, and excitement for the future: What were the most rewarding aspects of serving in this role? Meeting and working with the physicians of KC--witnessing their passion for patients and the best for our community and each other. What are you proud to have accomplished? Bringing physicians together for their annual meetings to celebrate their dedication. The community responded so well with donations of space, money, food and beverages in [...]

2022-12-28T20:15:26+00:00December 28th, 2022|Featured, Leadership|

Kansas City Medical Society 2022 Year-in-Review Publication

The Kansas City Medical Society year-end publication features our annual impact on health care in Kansas City communities, profiles of each of this year's Kansas City Medical Society Award winners, and more. Download the PDF to read more, and get ready for even more meaningful moments in 2023! A letter from the Kansas City Medical Society president Scott W. Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS: As my second year as President of the Kansas City Medical Society wraps up, I am pleased with the achievements made regarding the future of KCMS. We held two in-person annual meetings and celebrated physicians in the Kansas City metro area, hosted a book club for physician leadership training, exerted our physician voice on masking in schools during the peak of the pandemic, the opioid crisis and recreational marijuana clinical concerns. The work we have done with our Foundation included physician education, community health programs and over $8 million in donated health [...]

2022-12-14T23:48:44+00:00December 14th, 2022|Featured, Kansas City Medicine, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Better Support Needed for Patients in Chronic Pain

Thank you for publishing the summer 2018 Kansas City Medicine edition highlighting the impact of the opioid crisis. The Center for Practical Bioethics recognizes that the lives ravaged by addiction and the lives destroyed by pain are both major U.S. health concerns. The moral obligation to serve and protect the interests of persons whose lives are devastated by the misuse of opioid medications weighs heavily upon society as do our duties to serve the millions of those who live with debilitating chronic pain.

2022-05-19T17:26:30+00:00November 16th, 2018|Leadership|

Inspiring Leadership: Dr. Joshua Mammen

This week’s discussion is with Dr. Joshua Mammen Surgical Oncologist at the University of Kansas, Vice-Chair, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency and the Kasnas City Medical Society Board Chair. 

2022-05-19T17:26:32+00:00October 9th, 2018|Leadership|

Dr. Stefanie Ellison

We asked our Leadership Council a few questions to get insights on their philosophy of practice and to learn a bit about their background. Here is our Q & A with Dr. Stefanie Ellison. 

2022-05-19T17:26:34+00:00September 24th, 2018|Leadership|
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