Kyle Knierim, MD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Santa Clara University (CA) (2003)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2009)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Director of Practice Transformation

Recognition & Awards

  • Larry Green Award, UC Department of Family Medicine (2012)
    Recognizing leadership in Family Medicine, scholarship in the care of patients and families, and vision for the future of Family Medicine.
  • Resident Teaching Award, UC Department of Family Medicine (2012)
  • Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, UNC Chapel Hill (2008)
    For service provided to UNC and its community.
  • The Order of the Old Well , UNC Chapel Hill (2008)
    For humanitarian service.
  • Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholarship , UNC Chapel Hill SOM (2008)
    For academic merit and leadership contributions.

Research Interests

My research interests primarily focus on improving patient outcomes by implementing evidence based medicine more quickly and effectively into primary care practices. Our approach brings together a network of practices, experts, and quality improvement consultants to spread best practices and learn better ways to care for patients. Our current projects address behavioral health integration in primary care, heart health, medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, and coordinating specialty care.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine

Publications

  • Knierim K, Palmer C, Kramer ES, Rodriguez RS, VanWyk J, Shmerling A, Smith P, Holmstrom H, Bacak BS, Brown Levey SM, Staton EW, Holtrop JS. Lessons Learned During COVID-19 That Can Move Telehealth in Primary Care Forward. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Feb;34(Suppl):S196-S202. PubMed PMID: 33622838
  • Dickinson WP, Nease DE Jr, Rhyne RL, Knierim KE, Fernald DH, de la Cerda DR, Dickinson LM. Practice Transformation Support and Patient Engagement to Improve Cardiovascular Care: From EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW). J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Sep-Oct;33(5):675-686. PubMed PMID: 32989062
  • Fernald DH, Mullen R, Hall T, Bienstock A, Kirchner S, Knierim K, de la Cerda D, Callan D, Rhyne RL, Dickinson LM, Dickinson WP. Exemplary Practices in Cardiovascular Care: Results on Clinical Quality Measures from the EvidenceNOW Southwest Cooperative. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Nov;35(11):3197-3204. PubMed PMID: 32808208
  • Knierim KE, Hall TL, Dickinson LM, Nease DE Jr, de la Cerda DR, Fernald D, Bleecker MJ, Rhyne RL, Dickinson WP. Primary Care Practices' Ability to Report Electronic Clinical Quality Measures in the EvidenceNOW Southwest Initiative to Improve Heart Health. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e198569. PubMed PMID: 31390033
  • Hall TL, Knierim KE, Nease DE Jr, Staton EW, Nkouaga C, Miriam Dickinson L, Rhyne RL, Perry Dickinson W. Primary Care Practices' Implementation of Patient-Team Partnership: Findings from EvidenceNOW Southwest. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;32(4):490-504. PubMed PMID: 31300569
  • Cohen DJ, Dorr DA, Knierim K, DuBard CA, Hemler JR, Hall JD, Marino M, Solberg LI, McConnell KJ, Nichols LM, Nease DE Jr, Edwards ST, Wu WY, Pham-Singer H, Kho AN, Phillips RL Jr, Rasmussen LV, Duffy FD, Balasubramanian BA. Primary Care Practices' Abilities And Challenges In Using Electronic Health Record Data For Quality Improvement. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Apr;37(4):635-643. PubMed PMID: 29608365
  • Knierim K, Hall T, Fernald D, Staff TJ, Buscaj E, Allen JC, Onysko M, Dickinson WP. Effects of Hospital Systems on Medical Home Transformation in Primary Care Residency Training Practices. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Jul Sep;40(3):220-227. PubMed PMID: 27893519
  • Knierim K, Hall T, Fernald D, Staff TJ, Buscaj E, Allen JC, Onysko M, Dickinson WP. Effects of Hospital Systems on Medical Home Transformation in Primary Care Residency Training Practices. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27893519
  • Knierim KE, Fernald DH, Staton EW, Nease DE Jr. Organizing your practice for screening and secondary prevention among adults. Prim Care. 2014 Jun;41(2):163-83. PubMed PMID: 24830604
  • Shriver S, Knierim KE, O'Shea JP, Glover GH, Golby AJ. Pneumatically driven finger movement: a novel passive functional MR imaging technique for presurgical motor and sensory mapping. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):E5-7. PubMed PMID: 21778242
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Member
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Member
  • North American Primary Care Research Group, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic - Central Park
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238
720-848-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Cancers - Cancer Prevention
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care
  • Primary Care
  • Seniors' Health
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Urgent Care
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Wellness and Prevention - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Health - Contraception
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Cancers
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Clinical Interests
Pediatrics, Young adults, Care of families, Chronic disease management

Public Speaking
Yes
Primary care transformation, behavioral health integration, population management, data driven quality improvement.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Santa Clara University (CA) (2003)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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