Meet Medical Director, Dr. Kyle Rehder

Kyle is the Medical Director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. In this role, he helps develop and deliver educational content and facilitate efforts focused on improving safety and quality culture in healthcare. Particular areas of expertise include teamwork, communication, psychological safety, and patient and family engagement. He also serves as Co-Chair for the Duke University Health System Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Kyle is a pediatric intensivist and Section Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care at Duke Children’s Hospital, as well as the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Pediatrics. In addition to his proficiency in quality and safety, areas of clinical expertise include mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal life support. He is a renowned educator, a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, Six-Sigma black belt certified, a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), and a recipient of the 2013 Pediatric Quality Award for Clinical Care from the Children’s Hospital Association.

Kyle is a native North Carolinian and completed his undergraduate degrees at North Carolina State University; medical school, pediatric residency, and chief residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and pediatric critical care fellowship at Duke. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, cooking, and woodworking.


Meet Dr. Rehder