Laurel Kilpatrick, MD
Laurel Kilpatrick, MD
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Dr. Kilpatrick was born in Gillette, Wyoming but, because her father worked for an oil company, she moved frequently as a child and now considers Houston, Texas her hometown. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 with a degree in Microbiology and was accepted to Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine where she planned to become a pediatrician. During her second year of medical school, she was accepted an opportunity to become a volunteer for a local hospice agency. This experience completely changed her perception of medicine and she decided to pursue a career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 2007, and moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health. After completing a year-long clinical Geriatric Fellowship at Wake Forest in 2011, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama to pursue fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Care at UAB.
Dr. Kilpatrick joined the faculty at the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care after completing her Palliative Care fellowship in the fall of 2012. She currently attends on the inpatient consult service and in the Palliative and Comfort Care Unit at UAB, is the supervising attending for the Palliative Care fellows in the Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, and is a primary care geriatrician at the Spain McDonald Geriatrics Clinic. As a Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, Dr. Kilpatrick also devotes a portion of her time to teaching UAB residents about palliative care principles as they apply to the nursing home setting. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Her current interests include improving the process of advance care planning in the clinic setting, improving knowledge of palliative care principles in the nursing home, and medical education. In her spare time, Dr. Kilpatrick enjoys travelling both locally and overseas, reading and spending time with her growing family.
American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Geriatrics Society