Ann M. Reed, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently announced the appointment of Kyle Rehder, MD, as vice chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics, effective May 1, 2021.
Dr. Rehder came to Duke in 2007 for his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and joined the faculty in 2010. He is currently an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, with particular interests in mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal support. More broadly, he is interested in education, healthcare quality, inter-professional teamwork, patient-centered care, and healthcare worker resilience.
Dr. Rehder’s primary responsibilities comprise clinical care, education, and healthcare quality. He attends in the Pediatric ICU and oversees the educational experience for trainees in that unit, including fellows, residents, and students (medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant). He is also the fellowship program director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and helps teach the Capstone course—a fourth year clinical elective that teaches important information and tools to prepare medical students for their first year of residency.
Dr. Rehder’s current academic interests focus primarily on assessing and understanding safety culture, new methods to teach and support teamwork, and burnout and resilience in healthcare providers. Notably, he has been honored as a Distinguished CHEST Educator (2019) and received the Pediatric Quality Award (Clinical Care) from the Children’s Hospital Association (2013) in addition to the Snyderman GME Research Award (2010).
At the health system level, he is a physician quality officer and medical director for the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. He leads education efforts related to quality, participates broadly in health system quality efforts, and co-chairs the DUHS Patient Advisory Council.
"Dr. Rehder’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we seek to grow and enhance our education programs, and we are fortunate to have such a talented educator and clinician join our leadership team," says Dr. Reed.
Kammy McGann, MD has led the department's education mission for the last 14 years. She has elected to step down as vice chair to dedicate her efforts to professional coaching, specifically coaching struggling learners (students, residents and fellows), while continuing her practice in pediatric infectious diseases.