About Katherine


Katherine Ellington is a physician in training, writer and health advocate. She attends St. George's University School of Medicine and has studied with the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Katherine served as Diversity Intern at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in leadership roles with the American Medical Student Association and Foundation including Vice President for Program Development and on the Board of Trustees. She is in the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) research group aiming to inspire medical student and resident interest in academic medicine careers.

She has been an editor for the Global Pulse Journal and Reflexions.
Her story "Spending the Night with Ivan" has been published in The New Physician magazine along with book reviews and other stories. In Women’s Health: African and Global Perspectives edited by Grace Bantebya KyomuhendoInvisible her chapter is "Invisible Hope: HIV/AIDS and Women." Katherine's experience presenting at professional meetings include talks on health equity, storytelling and social media. A few of these are available for review on slideshare

Katherine was born and grew up in Queens where her family has lived for more than five generations since leaving their Southern roots. As one of the most diverse places in America a New York City landscape along with her experiences in southern Africa and the Caribbean have shaped her commitment to diversity and inclusion practices in health care.  Her expressions of creativity are offered on the Sunday Muse blog, she is also proud to be a Cave Canem Poets workshop participant. Katherine is pursuing a career in family medicine and community health.


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