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Emily R. Diederich, M.D., MS

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Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Vice Chancellor, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Simulation

Professional Background

My personal efforts in scholarship and research began when I received the first of my three consecutive Medical Alumni Innovation in Teaching Fund grants as a pulmonary fellow. With this support, I secured resources to develop and personally deliver three simulation-based courses for medical students and residents. In addition to implementation, I collected program and learning outcome data to make the case to leadership for centrally funded simulation resources. Beyond program evaluation data, I designed the central venous catheter insertion training as a randomized controlled trial on simulation-based educational methodologies, which has since been published in the premier healthcare simulation journal. In addition to my local scholarship efforts, I’ve had the opportunity to build capacity for scholarly simulation regionally by co-creating the annual Kansas City Health Care Simulation Symposium with internationally recognized guests. Finally, I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to the development of best practices at the national level through my selection to the respective committees for the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Heart Association.

Education and Training
  • BS, Kansas St. U.
  • MD, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • MS, Kansas St. U.
  • Residency, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Clinical Fellowship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Critical Care Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • TUKHS and KUMC, simulation executive committee, Director, 2012 - 2013