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Published in This Week on February 25, 2013

Pediatrics faculty welcome Kirk

Kirk_Brianna2Dr. Brianna Kirk, a pediatric HIV specialist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving a B.A. in psychology from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 2002, Kirk earned her M.D. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical School, Lubbock, Texas, in 2006. She did a pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., from 2006-09.

Kirk joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in 2009 as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician, pediatric HIV specialist and clinical instructor. In 2011, she also became a Global Health Service Corps physician and an assistant professor in the Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, Retrovirology/Global Health.

The author or coauthor of four professional articles in peer-reviewed publications and the author of eight abstracts, Kirk's research interests have centered around pediatric HIV/AIDS care at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, Gaborone, where she has served as vice-chair of the Research Committee.

A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, Kirk has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.        

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