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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
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
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
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