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Mark T. Steele, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer,
Truman Medical Centers

Executive Medical Director,
University Physician Associates

Associate Dean for TMC Programs,
UMKC School of Medicine

As Chief Medical Officer, Mark Steele, M.D., is responsible for oversight and leadership for all hospital clinical functions.

Dr. Steele attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine's combined six-year medical program where he received his BA/MD degrees.  His emergency medicine residency was under the tutelage of W. Kendall McNabney, M.D. at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. 

Dr. Steele has served on the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center since his graduation from residency in 1983.  In 1987 he was named Vice Chairman, Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1990, and in 1997 as Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine.  He has risen through the ranks to his current positions as Chief Medical Officer at Truman Medical Center (TMC) and Executive Medical Director for the University Physician Associates (UPA).  Dr. Steele also holds the position of Associate Dean for TMC Programs at the UMKC School of Medicine where he also is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

In 2002, Dr. Steele was named as one of Ingram's Top Doctors of Kansas City and he also was the recipient of the UMKC School of Medicine E. Grey Dimond Take Wing Aware, an award established in the name of the school's founder and awarded to alumni for outstanding achievements in medicine.  Other honors and awards include becoming a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1988, the UMKC Alumni Achievement Award in 1990, induction as a faculty member into Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society at the UMKC School of Medicine in 1992, and receiving the UMKC School of Medicine Excellence in Medical Education award in 1992.

Academically, Dr. Steele has more than 60 publications.  His interests have been in the areas of infectious disease, wound care, circadian rhythms, shift work, emergency medicine practice and workforce issues.

Dr. Steele's professional memberships include the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Missouri State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.  In 2003, Dr. Steele was selected as a member of the Board of Directors, for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) where he currently serves as secretary-treasurer.  He also serves as an ABEM item writer, chief examiner for the oral examination, chair of the Test Administration Committee, and chair of the Emergency Medicine Continuous Certification Task Force.


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