All About Dr. DeHority!
Kaitlyn is originally from Manlius, NY. She attended Ithaca College and completed dual degrees in chemistry and trumpet performance. It was there that she discovered a passion for teaching while being a tutor and teaching assistant for the chemistry department. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University following college where she continued to pursue her interest in teaching while being a gross anatomy TA and tutor as well as a tutor in the pharmacology study buddy program. Kaitlyn’s passion for music continues to be an important part in her life and you can find her performing in the Durham Medical Orchestra, the Triangle Wind Ensemble, as well as the pit orchestra for fall musical productions with the Stone Soup Theatre Company. Never did she think the phrase, “Can we pick a different day to do that because I have rehearsal that night” would apply beyond her college years. While in residency, Kaitlyn has also discovered an affinity for baking and routinely subjects her co-residents and attendings to freshly baked treats (which is clearly a very large burden for them all to shoulder and/or stomach). She has also been known to bring in her ice cream/sorbet machine to the resident workroom on occasion. In addition to performing music with local groups and baking, Kaitlyn enjoys drawing, biking all of the local trails, and exploring new restaurants with friends and family. Kaitlyn plans to pursue a career in spinal cord injury after residency and is passionate about the comprehensive care of this patient population and educating the medical field about the intricacies of their management.
Name: Kaitlyn DeHority, MD
College: Ithaca College
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Professional Interests: I’m very open-minded at this point but I’m most interested in general rehab, pediatric rehab, MSK, and neuromuscular medicine
Hobbies: playing trumpet in local music ensembles, drawing, cooking, enjoying time outdoors, spending time with friends and family, live music/concerts
Favorite part of the program: My most favorite part of the program is the people, hands down. It’s a very supportive environment and everyone has been so welcoming. It truly is a PM&R family here! In addition, there are opportunities for early exposure to subspecialties, a good mixture between inpatient and outpatient experiences, and the intern year includes a variety of rotations that apply well to physiatry.
Favorite parts of living in the Triangle: There are so many parks, outdoor activities, and places to explore! The food scene is also top notch here. Between Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, there is something for everyone, whether you’re from a small town or a big city.