I’m Katarina Abadie (please call me Kat!) and I spent most of my childhood in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where I also attended undergrad at Case Western Reserve University. For medical school, I decided to seek some milder winters and attended Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC, where I fell in love with family medicine and life in the South. I was heavily involved with Wake Forest’s FMIG program and attended a multitude of events through the NCAFP, showing me North Carolina’s commitment to Family Medicine.
My family and I are originally from Serbia in Eastern Europe and moved to the United States when I was a young child. My passion for medicine stems from my science-loving chemical engineer parents and some amazing teachers I had along the way. My interests include pediatric health and obesity, women’s health, and geriatrics- making Family Medicine the perfect place for me to be!
In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends. My husband, Bryan, is also a resident at UNC and outside of work we enjoy exploring new recipes, binge-watching Netflix, cheering on the Tar Heels, and traveling to new places. I am grateful to be a part of the UNC Family Medicine family and continuing my training in this wonderful place!
Education and Training
Residency, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Family Medicine, 2020
MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, 2017
BA, Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Foreign Languages Spoken
Serbo-Croatian (native speaker)