KATY KIRK, MD, MPH
Dr. Kirk was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was on the Executive Board of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
After college, she attended graduate school at Emory University where she received a Masters Degree in Public Health, with a focus on behavioral science and Health Education. During her time there, she carried out multiple research projects on quality of care in Diabetes Mellitus. This research took her from Grady Hospital in the heart of Atlanta to further work abroad at a specialized clinic in Chennai, India.
Dr. Kirk then attended medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. It was there that she cemented her love for primary care and family medicine, and served as the Student Director for the North Carolina Academy of Family Practice.
She moved to Phoenix for residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Family Medicine Residency at Banner University Medical Center (formerly Banner Good Samaritan). Here, she became involved in residency education at the national level by serving as the Resident Representative to the Board Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. She also developed specific interests in women’s health, work with children and adolescents, and providing excellent health education for her patients.
Dr. Kirk enjoys running and hiking, traveling the US and abroad, and spending time with family and friends. She is an avid baker and foodie and can typically be found in the kitchen when she’s not outside enjoying the Arizona sunshine.