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Paul R. Teran, MD

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Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Director of Education and Development, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Director of Education and Development, SOM-Wichita

Professional Background

Dr. Paul Teran is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita. Clinically, he works as an academic pediatric hospitalist at Wesley Children’s Hospital. Additionally, he serves as the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division’s Director of Education and Development.

Dr. Teran was born and raised in Wichita, KS. He completed his undergraduate degree at Friends University in Wichita, KS then earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. After graduating from medical school, he completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

Education and Training
  • BS, Health Science/Pre-Medicine, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Pediatrics Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics



Dr. Teran’s interests include school-based health, patient and family centered care, medical education, and legislative and community advocacy. Dr. Teran leads the Wesley Children’s Hospital Patient and Family Centered Care Collaborative Work Group.

  • Teran, Paul., R, Kononowicz, Julia, Kuhlmann, Stephanie, Dedeaux, Julian , Harris, Kari. 2021. The impact of COVID-19 on Pre-K – 12th grade students and staff in a Mid-sized Metropolitan Area. Health Behavior and Policy Review.
  • Khan, Abdul, Olds, Garrison, Malik, Farheen, Teran, Paul ., R, Hall, Nathan, Ali, Mazahir., E. 2021. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Masquerading as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Rare Initial Presentation. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 14
  • Teran, Paul., Rafael, Wong, Rudolph, Van Ramshorst, Ryan., D, Loh, Miranda, Cherian, Sheeba, Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn, Okut, Hayrettin, Kelly, Nancy. 2020. Evaluation of Legislative Advocacy Alerts for Pediatric Residents. Clinical Pediatrics
  • Anderst, James, Teran, Paul, Dowd, M.., Denise, Simon, Steve, Schnitzer, Patricia. 2015. The Association of the Rapid Assessment of Supervision Scale Score and Unintentional Childhood Injury. CHILD MALTREATMENT, 20 (2), 141-145