1977 Tufts University, Medford, MA; BS in biology
1982 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; MD
1986 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Board certified, Internal Medicine
1989 Duke University, Durham, NC; Board certified, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine
UNC Division of Endocrinology
Dr. Kirkman’s clinical and research interests are in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. She has clinical practices at the UNC Highgate Specialty Center in Durham, NC and the Sanford Specialty Group in Sanford, NC. She is the principal investigator for several trials conducted by the research team at Highgate. Prior to joining the UNC faculty in January, 2013, Dr. Kirkman was Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at the American Diabetes Association. She enjoys teaching students, other clinicians, and lay people about diabetes.
Hiking, reading, travel.