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Ken Marshall, MD, MA

Ken Marshall, MD, MA
Physician, ER Physicians
Affiliate Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine

Sudler BH 320, Mailstop 1019
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6504 -- office
(913) 588-7060 -- fax

Education and Training

  • Southern Nazarene University, BS in psychology, philosophy, and natural science
  • Georgetown University, MA in Philosophy
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Research, Teaching, and Service

My research interests are in the clinical practice of emergency medicine as well as medical ethics and health policy pertaining to emergency medicine.

My primary aim in teaching is to help medical learners attain not just clinical mastery, but also an appreciation for their ethical obligations to patients and the habits of character necessary to be excellent physicians.  I enjoy the challenge of trying to impart these ideas and habits in the frenetic context of the emergency department.  I am an assistant director of the Cates Academic Society at the medical school, where I direct small group learning and provide career coaching to first and second year medical students.

In my professional service, I currently sit on the national ethics committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as on the hospital ethics committee and several clinical committees at KUMC. I also act as a reviewer for several journals in emergency medicine.

Selected Publications

Brenner JM, Baker EF, Iserson KV, Kluesner, NH, Marshall KD, Vearrier L. Use of Interpreter Services in the ED.  Annals of Emergency Medicine, in press.

Jesus J, Baker E, Derse A, Kraus C, Marshall KD, McGreevy, J. Should Emergency Department Patients with End-of-Life Documents be Admitted to the ICU?, Journal of Emergency Medicine, in press.

Marshall KD, Thornton S. Worse than the disease? The rash of Lomatium dissectum. Kansas Journal of Medicine, Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2018, p.54-55. PMID: 29796156

Marshall KD, Weese S. Man With Chest Pain and Lump in Neck. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 71(2) p.168-170. PMID: 29447860

Marshall K.D. (2017) Seizing young woman? Think eclampsia. Thinking eclampsia? Think again.  In Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Pages 460-463. 

Presentations and Exhibits

New directions in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Southwest Clinical Society of Kansas City Critical Care and Hospital Medicine Conference. May 2018

Opioids in the ED: the nature of the crisis and some solutions. Southwest Clinical Society of Kansas City Critical Care and Hospital Medicine Conference. May 2018

Opioids in pediatrics: a view from the ED. Society of Pediatric Nurses, Kansas City Chapter and Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City. December 2017

Mass Casualty Medicine. University of Kansas Health System Trauma Day. December 2017.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018