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Katelyn E. Donohue, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):


Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-4230

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Chemistry, The College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA
  • M.D, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, Cum Laude
  • Residency training, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Fellow in the Johns Hopkins School of Education, Masters of Education in the Health Professions, expected 2021



Dr. Kate Donohue joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies at The College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, MA with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. She attended medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and graduated in 2013, cum laude with research honors. She then matriculated to the University of Maryland and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, serving as Chief Resident in her fourth year of training. She graduated from residency in 2017 and subsequently joined the faculty at University of Maryland School of Medicine with appointments in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Donohue is also enrolled at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is working towards her Master of Education in the Health Professions. She currently works as an attending physician in the Medical Intermediate Care Unit and the Pediatric Emergency Room. She is actively involved in medical student and residency education, and serves as a core faculty member and for the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, and organizes the Med-Peds Mentor Program. She is pursuing research in medical education and is currently working on a project to assess the role of active mentoring in reducing resident burnout, as well as several other resident curriculum projects. She is a member of Alpha Omega Honor Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Society of Hospital Medicine and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.  

Research/Clinical Keywords

medical education, mentoring, burnout

Clinical Specialty Details

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Donohue is the course director for the Medical Intermediare Care Unit elective for internal medicine residents, is an Introduction to Clinical Medicine preceptor, and serves on the Pediatric Emergency Response and Resuscitation Committee.

Awards and Affiliations

2012: Alpha Omega Honor Society

2016: Gold Humanism Honor Society

2017: J. Edmund Bradley Department of Pediatrics Teaching Award

2018: Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award