Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: ACEP Teaching Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine
Professional Societies/Leadership positions: ACEP, SAEM, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, AAEM
Outstanding Clinician Award, WVU DEM 2015-16
Alpha Omega Alpha
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, WVU DEM 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
Cornerstone of Recovery Award, WVU Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center 2014
Bravo! Award for outstanding patient care, WVU Medicine 2015
West Virginia University HSC Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, inducted 2015
Kiefer CS, Colletti JE, Bellolio MF et al. “The “good” dean’s letter”. Academic Medicine. 2010; 85: 1705-1708. PMID: 20881821
Whiteman C, Kiefer C, D’Angelo J et al. “The Use of Technology to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Trauma Patients Transferred to a Level 1 Trauma Center”. West Virginia Medical Journal. 2014; PMID: 24984400
Kiefer CS and Colletti JE. “Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, and Throat Disorders” In Emergency Medicine: A Focused Review of the Core Curriculum, 2nd edition. Schofer J ed. AAEM Resident and Student Association. 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1-938827-14-3
Kiefer CS, Turner JS, Layman SM, et al. “Introducing medical students into the Emergency Department: The impact upon patient satisfaction”. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015; 16 (6): 894-898. PMID: 26594286
Cottrell S, Hedrick J, Lama A, Chen B, West C, Graham L, Kiefer C, et al. "Curriculum Mapping: A Comparative Analysis of Two Medical School Models". Medical Science Educator. Accepted/in press.
Professional interests: medical education, simulation, curriculum development, teaching medical students and residents clinical decision making
Personal interests: Baseball, WVU sports, hiking, spending time with my family
Dr. Christopher Kiefer is a West Virginia native, originally from Weirton, West Virginia. He attended the WVU School of Medicine, graduating in 2007, and traded the hills of West Virginia for the frozen tundra of Rochester, Minnesota, completing residency at the Mayo Clinic in 2010, serving as chief resident during his final year. During residency, he was inspired by his attendings and mentors to pursue an academic career with a focus upon bedside teaching, curriculum development, and simulation.
After residency, he was an attending at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis where he helped launch a new clinical site for the required fourth year Emergency Medicine Clerkship at Indiana University. In late 2012, attracted by the complex patients, family like atmosphere of the Department, and the draw of his beloved Mountaineers, he chose to return to West Virginia University where he currently serves as the Associate Program Director. His focus academically is to constantly strive to make the WVU EM Residency the best it can possibly be—ensuring an innovative, active learning curriculum, strong simulation opportunities, and helping to support the residents professionally, preparing them to be ready to practice in any setting they choose following graduation.