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Eyad M. Al-hihi, MD, MBA, FACP

Eyad Al-hihi portrait
Professor, General & Hospital Medicine

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

Director, Division Director/Chief of General, Geriatric and Hospital Medicine

Professional Background

I strongly believe in active learning by involving learners in process of problem solving and fact-findings. I believe that delivering effective clinical teaching should be done in an effective role-model successful clinical practice that focuses on quality, evidence-based practice and team work.
From 2001 to 2012, I was at University of Missouri-Kansas City where I served as clerkship director for Ambulatory Care Medicine Clinic Course (Continuing Care Docent Clinic) from 2002 to 2012. I directed the largest clerkship at UMKC School of Medicine with continuing Care Medicine Clinics for year 3-6 with 400 students enrolled at any time. I also served in 2005 to 2006 at UMKC as Associate Residency Program Director. I served as a Docent or Mentor for medical students at UMKC from 2001 to 2012. I taught medical students on a daily basis in longitudinal ambulatory continuity clinic as well as in inpatient Internal Medicine Docent Rotations (or DoRo). I earned many teaching awards including “Teacher of the Year Award” three times and the prestigious Elmer F. Pierson Teaching Award in 2009.
At KU, I have been involved in teaching residents in outpatient clinics with continuity primary care as well as in inpatient hospitalist academic service. I was involved also in medical student education in inpatient service. I taught students in the Health of the Public course. I mentored post-graduate students. I was involved in the exchange teaching program with China and travelled to Shanghai, China in 11/2017 to participate in the University Exchange program conference and delivered a keynote speech.
My teaching philosophy focus on bedside teaching and teaching by example.

Patient Care. - I perform 4-8 weeks/ year of inpatient academic service and 3clinic sessions weekly of outpatient primary care clinic. I have more than 750 primary care patients in my panel.
- I continued to build and expand my outpatient ambulatory practice. I started a wellness program and lead my practice group through NCQA recognition for Patient Centered Medical Home
- I practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings
- I built a transition of care program to smoothly transition patients from inpatient setting back to outpatient medical home
- I continue to build and expand my outpatient practice and provide outstanding clinical service to my patient panel with access and quality care. I added an ambulatory nurse practitioner in 7/2016 to collaborate with me and improve patient access and care
- I continue to address preventive care quality measures and improve them

Education and Training
  • MD, MBBS, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Residency, Internal Medine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Other, Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix