Katelin Zahn

Resident Physician | Class of 2020

Resident Physician | Class of 2020

Where are you coming from? I grew up in Saline, Michigan, which is just outside of Ann Arbor. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Michigan for both my undergraduate studies and medical school.

What inspired you to be an OB/GYN? So many of the OBGYN faculty I worked with share my passion for social justice. They represent the kind of physician I aspire to be, one who provides excellent care at the individual level but also engages at larger scales to lead change in women’s health. OBGYN offers endless opportunities in research, global health, education, and advocacy which drew me to the field.

Why did you choose Carolina? The people and the culture. I still remember being in awe at the introductory meeting of the interview day. At 7 am on a Saturday morning, every resident was present and dozens of faculty–even those who weren’t interviewing–came to share why they loved working at UNC. The energy in that room was palpable, and I wanted to be a part of that camaraderie.

What you are most excited about this year? The awesome privilege and responsibility in caring for patients; spending time with my new UNC family; and introducing biscuits as a staple of my diet.