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Katie is a retired pediatrician with a B.A from New York University and an M.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Before retirement, she served as faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine as a hospital-based pediatrician often caring for children facing the uncertainty of serious illness. It was through caring for this vulnerable population that she became interested in mindfulness as a means of both providing improved communication and care, but also in hopes of alleviating suffering for families, patients and fellow care providers. While at Wash U, it was her privilege to learn, practice, and teach mindfulness principles and meditation to patients and their families, as well as to fellow providers and medical trainees. She has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 2017, studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is a certified teacher of MIEA Mindfulness; a program specifically for emerging adults (aged 19-29). She has also studied the science behind the benefits of mindfulness such as stress reduction, resiliency, and improved communication in healthcare…and life. Katie practices meditation and mindfulness regularly and remains an avid student of all aspects of mindfulness – from the neurologic basis of its benefits to the ancient teachings that inform the practice.
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