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Kenneth Marshall, MD, MA, FACEP

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Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Emergency Medicine

Assistant Director, Cates Medical Society, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Affiliate Professor

Professional Background

Dr. Ken Marshall is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Director of the Cates Medical Society at the School of Medicine, and Affiliate Professor in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine.

Dr. Marshall received his medical degree as well as a graduate degree in philosophy from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and proceeded to complete his Emergency Medicine residency at the Harvard Affliliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Marshall has won multiple teaching awards, both from Harvard/Beth Israel and KUMC. He has received grants from the Greenwall foundation to study ethical issues involving consent to care after naloxone resuscitation, and from the University of Kansas Health System to study and optimize patient flow in the Emergency Department.

Education and Training
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • MA, Philosophy and Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA



Dr. Marshall's research interests are in the clinical practice and operational aspects of emergency medicine, as well as medical ethics and health policy pertaining to emergency medicine. He is currently engaged in research projects looking at informed consent and care refusal among patients who have been resuscitated with naloxone, as well as projects focused around optimizing patient flow through the emergency department.

Current Research and Grants
  • Revive, refuse, repeat: informed refusal and the opioid crisis, Greenwall Foundation Spring 2018 Making a Difference Grant, PI
  • Brenner, J., M, Baker, E., F, Iserson, K., V, Kluesner, N., H, Marshall, K., D, Vearrier, L. 2018. Use of Interpreter Services in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 72 (4)