Program Leadership

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Kendra Van Kirk, MD, MAT, FAAP

Urban Health track director, internal medicine residency program

Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: Med-Peds, University of Miami/Jackson Health System
Chief Residency: Med-Peds, University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Kendra Van Kirk is a graduate of our UM/JMH Med-Peds Class of 2017 and joined the Med-Peds faculty as our Associate Program Director in 2017.  As a former teacher in Baltimore with graduate education in teaching and curriculum design, Kendra worked ambitiously to design educational programs during her time in residency.  Notably, she designed an innovative Med-Peds ambulatory experience for interns and was key in the development and adoption of block scheduling in our pediatric department.  Kendra developed a longitudinal self-study curriculum in addition to a new Med-Peds clinic conference series which started in 2017-2018.  She also worked to co-create a new Urban Health Rotation for third year Med-Peds residents with training in addiction medicine, primary care for the homeless, and child/adolescent psychiatry.  She is also the director of our Urban Health track. With an interest in quality improvement and patient safety, she is involved in QI projects involving clinic redesign and improving continuity of care for our large homeless population. We are excited to have Kendra as our new interim program director of the Med-Peds residency program!

Stefanie Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Section Chief, Internal Medicine AND Pediatrics
Section Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor of INTERNAL Medicine and Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency:  Med-Peds – Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Chief Residency: Primary Care Chief Resident – Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School 

Dr. Brown was born and raised in New Jersey and returned to her home for residency and her first 7 years of faculty experience. As a Med-Peds physician, she considers herself 100% Internal Medicine and 100% Pediatrics. The variety of her administrative, clinical, educational, mentorship and research responsibilities inspire and motivate her, and she has a true passion for each. Her current research endeavors are based in academic medicine and curriculum development. She feels lucky to work in an institution where she is given freedom to explore and encouraged to pursue innovation in all aspects of her career.

On a personal note, Dr. Brown lives in South Beach, facing the ocean, where the multitude of extracurricular activities available is only out measured by the beauty of her surroundings. In her time off, she takes an annual trip to a location on her bucket list and is a Class Pass devotee. On the weekends she takes pottery classes, enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, lounging by any body of water and searching for that magical 8th day in the week.