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Aroop K. Pal, MD, FACP, FHM

Aroop Pal portrait
Associate Professor, General & Hospital Medicine

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Associate Director, Associate Director, Hospital Medicine, General & Hospital Medicine

Associate Director, Associate Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program Director

apal@kumc.edu

Professional Background

As an academic hospitalist, teaching is very important to me, and a key reason as to why I chose to be at the University of Kansas. Care of the hospitalized patient requires the combination of the science of Medicine and the art of being a physician. It is critical that our students, house-staff and faculty can develop both academically and professionally. My principle focus is on contextual and direct active learning. For the medical students, I emphasize the need to immerse themselves with patients, and focused problem-based learning. I encourage them to inquire about what is important to advance from a knowledge base, but begin to introduce the concept of our roles as physicians in patient-centered care. For the residents, I value autonomy and an opportunity for them to be challenged in their development. They need to be able to explain their rationale for assessments and plans, and understand the importance of including patients and their values in the decision-making process. The importance of communication to patients, providers, and others is critical, and is a pillar of my philosophy.


1.)To teach Internal Medicine residents and medical students multi-disciplinary, patient–centered care with emphasis on patient and family education regarding their disease process/illness. This is done through direct conversation, observation and feedback and modeling of behaviors

2.)Safe transitions of care on patient discharge, including medication reconciliation, understanding of illness and sign/symptoms, family involvement, appropriate PCP follow-up and involvement of PCP in discharge plan.

3.)To teach healthcare providers, including physicians and students, the importance of clinical informatics and appropriate use of the electronic medical record.

I am committed to providing quality and efficient care to patients admitted to the General Internal Medicine service. In addition, I enjoy working with other disciplines as part of the Internal Medicine Consultative team. I believe communication with both the patient and primary care physician is vital to excellent patient care.

Education and Training
  • BA, Biology, Univ. of Kansas
  • MD, Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr.
  • Residency, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Diplomate of Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Kansas State License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, SHM (Society of Hospital Medicine) IT Quality Subcommittee, Member, 2012 - 2015
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Member, 2005 - Present
  • American College of Physicians, Member, 1999 - Present