Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Children's Hospital Medicine
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Kathryn Schneider attended College of Charleston in South Carolina (1995-99) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After completing an internship her senior year of college, she was hired as a Biologic Technician for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at Fort Johnson, South Carolina (1998-2000). There, she was a research assistant studying dinoflagellates, marine biotoxins, and Red Tides and their effects on marine mammals. She relocated to Mississippi and was a research assistant for UMMC's Department of Pharmacology (2000-02). She volunteered during summers and her free time to work with youth, the underserved, and the disabled through the Episcopal Diocese and Camp Bratton Green. In 2002, she was accepted to UMMC’s School of Medicine. While in medical school, she served as a class officer, a board member for the Jackson Free Clinic, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After graduating medical school, she completed her pediatric residency training at UMMC (2006-2009) and then served as chief resident (2009-10). In 2010, she was hired as a Pediatric Hospitalist to start the Pediatric Surgical Hospitalist service and expand the pediatric hospitalist service at UMMC Children's Hospital. In 2011, she became the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and continuing her passion as a clinical educator. In 2019, she became Board Certified as Pediatric Hospitalist and in 2020 she became Assistant Dean for UMMC's School of Medicine's Office of Admissions. She has received multiple teaching awards from the Evers Society (2011, 2014, 2017), and she had been inducted into the Evers Hall of Fame (2018). She received the Department of Pediatrics Holloman Award for Outstanding Pediatric Faculty (2013); the Nelson Award by the School of Medicine (2018); and named the Most Influential Pediatric Faculty (2019). She continues to be involved in medical education through the school of medicine, the department of pediatrics, and the office of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Schneider has given multiple lectures and presentations at local, regional, and national levels. She continues in her passion for teaching and mentoring.
Children's Hospital Medicine