Research Summary

Dr. Hummel research and operational focus is value-based healthcare delivery models, specifically measuring outcomes of care that matter to patients and families and the costs (to the system, payer, and patient) of achieving those outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Hummel works on quality improvement initiatives in the ICU and Heart Center.


  • Bachelor of Science, College of Medicine, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
  • Doctor of Medicine, College of Medicine, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA. Project: Distinction: Health Leadership and Innovation
  • Improvement Sciences, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Statistics in Medicine, Stanford College of Medicine, Stanford
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Value Improvement and Leadership, Value Engineering, University of Utah
  • Simulation Facilitator, Simulation/Crisis Resource Management, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Non-Degree Seeking, Population Health, University of Utah
  • Quality and System Improvement, Advanced Training Program (ATP), Intermountain Healthcare
  • Value-Based Healthcare, Institute for Value and Competitiveness , Harvard Business School
  • Certification in Medical Quality (CMQ), Quality, American Board of Medical Quality


Kevin Hummel, MD is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care. He cares for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hummel earned his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Arizona. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, prior to fellowships in pediatric critical care at the University of Utah and pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hummel’s professional interests include collaborating between health systems and patients and families to measure longitudinal outcomes and the costs or burdens associated with achieving outcomes. This involves researching and implementing quality initiatives and value-based healthcare delivery frameworks both within and out of the ICU setting.