Todd D Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP
UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1988
Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia, 1992
Residency: UMKC Family Medicine Residency, Truman Lakewood, 1995
Dr. Shaffer became faculty for the Truman Lakewood Dept. of Community and Family Medicine in 1995. He became the UMKC Family Medicine Program Director in 2002, and presently leads one of the largest residency programs in the country with 40 residents, three fellowships and an integrated MBA program. In 2007 he completed his own MBA in Physician Healthcare Leadership in the combined UMKC/ Rockhurst University program.
Dr Shaffer's interests include healthcare strategic planning, quality improvement, e-learning, adult education improvement, and its outcome measurement for residents, students and practicing physicians. He is the Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (the national program director membership organization). He has been a member of the MAFP Education Committee for over ten years and was its chairman in 2006-09. He was recently the MAFP Board Representative for District 7 (Kansas City) from 2004-09. His other medical business interests include international health tourism, lean management, six sigma, and logistics and process efficiencies.
Chief of Women’s Healthcare at TMC Lakewood for 16 years, he is in charge of one of the busiest referral colposcopy clinics in the state. He is a fellow in the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and has received their highest award for special knowledge in colposcopy. He presents regularly on pap smear management, HPV vaccination, and colposcopy at residency, state and national venues.
Dr Shaffer is a AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) member at the MU Medical School Chapter. In 2011 he was awarded with the AFMRD’s “Gold Program Director Award” (Their Highest Achievement Award) and was recently honored by the MU SOM alumni association as “Young Physician of the Year” (photo above). He was also honored by Rockhurst University with the “Outstanding Service Award” in the Physician Leadership MBA program from the Helzberg School of Management.
Dr Shaffer has three children, Olivia, Alec, and Ian. In their spare time, they do a lot of family activities, boating, skiing, and kids sports (gymnastics, swimming, soccer and basketball).
Select the image below to read a recent list of Dr. Shaffer's presentations, publications, research and grants.