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photo Kathryn Leyens, MD

General Internal Medicine



Clinical Interest
Dr. Kathryn Leyens is a first-year fellow in the Academic Clinician-Educator Scholars Fellowship, training in the hospitalist track. Dr. Leyens grew up in upstate New York. She then moved to Montreal where she graduated with a BS in Biology from McGill University in 2013. She completed her MD at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2017. Dr. Leyens continued onto Pittsburgh where she pursued her residency training in combined internal medicine-pediatrics. It was during her residency that she was introduced to medical education as a career and plans to work as an academic hospitalist. Her professional and research interests include medical education, caring for children and adults with medical complexity, promotion of resident autonomy, and patient safety. In her free time she enjoys singing classical music, walking with her husband and her dog, and exploring Pittsburgh with her friends.