Kimberley E. Steele, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM

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Dr. Kimberley Steele, completed her general surgery residency at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from 2000 to 2005, and a minimally invasive and bariatric surgical fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2005-2006. She joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in 2014 with a joint appointment in Heath, Science and Behavior at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Steele served as Director of the Adolescent Bariatric Surgical Program, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation, and Director of the Surgical Simulation and Education during her 14-year tenure at Johns Hopkins.

However, Dr. Steele considers her greatest accomplishment that of being a mom to two incredibly cute and amazing boys, Michael age 11 and Matthew age 10 years old. Michael was diagnosed with kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA) when he was 7 years old. Michael’s journey led Dr. Steele’s family to the LGDA and she is honored to take on the role of Director of Patient-Led Research.

Learn more about Michael’s journey.