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Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Medical Director, UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Eastowne


Areas of Interest

Thyroid disease; general endocrinology; diabetes; medical education.


Dr. Kirk’s practice includes consultative general endocrinology and diabetes, with a clinical focus on thyroid disease. She previously served as the director of the endocrine block in the pre-clinical curriculum at the UNC School of Medicine; and she currently serves as the director of the fourth-year medical student clinical elective in adult endocrinology, and preceptor for residents, endocrine fellows, other medical health professionals in the outpatient setting.
Since assuming the role of Medical Director for the UNC Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic in 2014, she has developed an interest in clinical administration. She has a specific interest in improving clinic and ancillary workflow, physician and provider support, and the overall patient experience. In her role as Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs for the Endocrine Division, she has the privelege of helping to recruit clinical faculty and assist in their career development.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate University of North Carolina
  • Medical School University of North Carolina
  • Residency University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Endocrinology and Diabetes