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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

  • B.A., 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
  • Masters of Education in the Health Professions, Johns Hopkins School of Education



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 completed her Master of Education in the Health Professions at Johns Hopkins University School of Education in 2022. She currently works as an attending physician in the Medical Intermediate Care Unit, Internal Medicine teaching services, and the Pediatric Emergency Room. 

Dr. Donohue is the program director for the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program. She is also the course director for the Lifecycle class in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is actively involved in medical student and residency education, and is passionate about bedside teaching and trainee success. Her research interests are in medical education, specifically the role of mentoring in resident sucess, as well as curriculum development. She is a member of Alpha Omega Honor Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Society of Hospital Medicine, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

medical education, mentoring, curriculum development

Highlighted Publications

Campbell Z, Sahm D, Donohue K, Jamison J, Davis M, Pellicano C, Auh S, Ohayon J, Frank JA, Richert N, Bagnato F. Characterizing enhancing and re-enhancing lesions in multiple sclerosis.  Neurology. 2012;78(19):1493-9. 

Aliotta R, Cox JL, Donohue K, Weinstock-Guttman B, Yeh E, Polak P, Dwyer MG,  Zivadinov R. Tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) analysis of diffusion-tensor imaging data in pediatric and adult onset multiple sclerosis.  Hum Brain Mapp. 2014;35(1):53-60.  

Donohue K, Cox JL, Dwyer MG, Aliotta R, Weinstock-Guttman B, Yeh EA, Zivadinov R. No Regional Gray Matter Atrophy in Pediatric- and Adult-onset Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. J Neuroimaging. 2014;24(1):63-7. 

Donohue KE, Farber DL, Goel N, et al. Quality Improvement Amid a Global Pandemic: A Virtual Curriculum for Medical Students in the Time of COVID-19. MedEdPORTAL. 2021;17:11090. 

Donohue KE, Sathe M, Wood S, Davis NL, Farber DL. A Multi-Modal Curriculum Teaching Opioid Use Disorder Management in Young Adult Populations. Cureus. 2021;13(10):e18499. 

Sandler E, Lee M, Carter R, Davis NL, Dubbs SB, Webster K, Donohue KE. A Competency-based Tool for Resident Evaluation of Pediatric Emergency Department Faculty. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Dec 21;24(1):59-63.

Foppiano Palacios C, Lemmon E, Donohue KE, Sutherland M, Campbell J. Antibiotic Use and Respiratory Viral PCR Testing Among Pediatric Patients With Nosocomial Fever. Cureus. 2023 Apr 18;15(4):e37759. 

Donohue K, Davis N, Farber D, Retener N, Dittmar P. An internal medicine residency preparatory curriculum for fourth-year medical students. Clin Teach. 2023 Dec 4:e13703. 

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

2020: Department of Medicine, Faculty Mentor of the Year Award; Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award

2022: Babak Jamasbi, MD ’89 Rising Star Award for Excellence in Medical Education Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine