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Katherine is from Chapel Hill originally and attended NYU where she spent a semester in the Czech Republic and graduated with a degree in Music. While at NYU, Katherine did an internship at MTV where she composed the daily music and pop culture news updates and created “cheesy one liners” that run across the bottom of the screen. She is able to speak basic French, Russian, and Spanish.

As a student at UNC, she was selected to participate as a Research Fellow in Clinical Trials and has been engaged in research with not only our Dermatology department but also with our Rheumatology and Vasculitis groups. She worked as a study coordinator for a longitudinal study in pediatric patients with moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis, investigated the costs of conventional cancer screening methods vs PET variants for patients with dermatomyositis, and participated in a clinical study looking at outcomes of a new drug for HS. She has served on the medical school’s admissions committee, as a peer mentor, and is the elected music director for the MedUNCedoos a cappella group. Katherine is interested in complex medical Dermatology and will be pursuing further training in Dermatology after completion of her preliminary year in Medicine.

Katherine enjoys music, travel, learning Spanish, and weightlifting.


Medical School: University of North Carolina

Undergraduate: New York University

Katherine Jicha, MD