Stephanie Burrus, DO

Chief Wellbeing Officer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dr. Stephanie Burrus graduated from Kansas City University School of Medicine in 2005 and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) in Kansas City, MO.  After residency she stayed on as faculty in Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) and has been a practicing pediatric hospitalist since.  She served as the Director of the PHM Core Attending group for 3 years before moving over to organizational leadership as the Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability in 2019.  After serving in that capacity for 3 years she transitioned away from patient safety and assumed the role as CMKC’s Chief Wellbeing Officer.  In this role she works closely with the Medical Director, Center for Wellbeing to develop wellbeing education, support services following a traumatic event, as well as new programs to address the systemic barriers impacting the wellbeing of our workforce.