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Michael O'Dell M.D.

Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chair
University of Missouri at Kansas City

64139, United States

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Michael O'Dell - Professional Summary:     Michael O’Dell, MD, acts as Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also holds a joint appointment as a tenured Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and possesses over 30 years’ experience in medical practice. Michael O’Dell, MD, completed his postdoctoral residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1983, and he has numerous additional leadership and management courses to his credit. Dr. O’Dell, a retired Captain in the United States Navy, holds certification from the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc.

Michael O'Dell, MD, has published his research in several peer-reviewed journals; he has also presented his findings on numerous occasions. Michael O’Dell, MD, has earned many awards and honors, including designation as Best Graduate Student from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration. Also in Alabama, a HEALS, Inc., clinic at Terry Heights Elementary Schools was renamed the Dr. Michael L. O’Dell HEALS Clinic to commemorate his healing work with underserved children. He is recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and graduated with honors from Kansas State University’s undergraduate program. Dr. O’Dell also served on a long list of national and regional councils and committees, most recently The National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Steering Committee.

Michael O’Dell, MD, served his country with both active and reserve duties in the United States Navy from the mid-1970s to the 1990s, where he earned a Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Award. He retired in September 1998 after serving as Detachment Officer in Charge of the Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital 21. During his residency, Michael O’Dell, MD, joined the emergency room staff in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, where he began his professional career as a physician. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi; in the latter state, he served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at North Mississippi Health Services.

Michael O’Dell, MD, holds membership in American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Michael O’Dell, MD, is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, California, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.


Michael O'Dell - Professional Experience:     


Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chair

University of Missouri at Kansas City and Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Center Lakewood

Community and Family Medicine 

7900 Lee's Summit Road

Kansas City, MO 64139




Chief Quality Officer & Residency Director

North Mississippi Health Services

Tupelo, MS



Assistant Dean for Technology

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Huntsville campus

Birmingham, AL


Michael O'Dell - Education:     



University of Kansas School of Medicine

Kansas City, KS




University of Alabama at Birmingham

Health Care Administration




Kansas State University


Graduated cum laude

Manhattan, KS

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