Biography: Kate Kirley, MD, MS

Kate Kirley, MD, MS
  • Director of Chronic Disease Prevention
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago, IL

Dr. Kirley is Director of Chronic Disease Prevention in the Improving Health Outcomes group at the American Medical Association. She serves as the lead clinician on the AMA’s diabetes prevention initiatives. Prior to joining the AMA, she was a practicing family physician and health services researcher at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kirley also served as Assistant Director of NorthShore’s Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship and as Assistant Director of the Ambulatory Primary Care Innovations Group, a practice-based research network. After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at UIC/Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She subsequently completed a research fellowship at the University of Chicago.