Michael O’Dell, MD, has had an extensive career spanning more than three decades in the field of medicine, with an emphasis on family medicine. Since 2010, he has worked as the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Truman Medical Center’s Lakewood campus in Kansas City, Missouri. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. O’Dell was the Chief Quality Officer and Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. As director, Dr. O’Dell helped gain full accreditation for the Family Medicine Program in his first six months while expanding the number of faculty and residents in training. Michael O’Dell, MD, has also held positions in family medicine programs at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.
Michael O’Dell, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Southern Medical Association, the American Society for Quality, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Dr. O’Dell serves on several committees in these organizations, including as a member of National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Steering Committee and the Chair of the Commission on Quality and Practice for the AAFP. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, and in the past has peer-reviewed articles for American Family Physician, the Journal of Family Practice, and Family Practice Recertification. Dr. O’Dell was most recently Board-recertified in July 2007 and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of California, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Kansas.