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Frances Catherine (Kitty) O'Hare, MD

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WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Primary Care
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WakeMed Raleigh Campus
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Office Location
Pediatric Primary Care - East Raleigh
3024 New Bern Ave., Suite 201
WakeMed Raleigh Campus Andrews Center
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Undergraduate Degree
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
UPENN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
UPENN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Med-Peds Residents’ Association
American College of Physicians
Massachusetts Medical Society
Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC)
Med-Peds Program Directors’ Association
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Dr. Kitty O’Hare is a pediatric physician and Medical Director of the WakeMed Pediatric Primary Care practices. Her clinical interests include children, teens and young adults with chronic medical conditions; transition to adulthood; immigrant health and community health. Dr. O’Hare is fluent in Spanish.

After earning her medical degree in 2004, Dr. O’Hare continued her training by completing an internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For more than 10 years she practiced as a primary care physician and transition medicine consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

While an assistant professor in medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, she led continuing education courses and worked as an assistant residency program director. Additionally, Dr. O’Hare served as a Primary Care Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

She has been actively involved in research projects, has presented at regional and national conferences on a variety of topics, and has published a number of articles in professional journals.

Dr. O’Hare is passionate about partnering with families to make good health less stressful for everyone. She believes that community engagement and effective health policies are important for maintaining the health of our patients, particularly those patients with chronic medical conditions. Dr. O’Hare loves pediatrics because of the opportunity to influence the well-being of the whole family, from children to adults.

When not in the office, Dr. O’Hare enjoys gardening, choral singing, visiting the beach, and spending time with her extended family.

Honors and Rewards
Charles A. Dana, CHC
Theresa A. Churilla, CHC
Alpha Sigma Nu, CHC
Howard Hughes Grant, CHC
Women in Science Scholarship, Avon Products Foundation
Clinical Research, Doris Duke Charitable Research Foundation
Anne E. Dyson Foundation Child Advocacy Award, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Community Pediatrics Advocacy Program Award, CHOP
Nancy Elizabeth Barnhardt Award, CHOP
BCH Academy, BCH
HMS Center for Primary Care Travel Grant, HMS
John J.W. Fangman Mentoring Award, BWH/BCH Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
HMS Academy, HMS
Innovations Fellowship, HMS Center for Primary Care
Contemplative Leaders in Action, New England Province of the Jesuits
Senior Innovations Fellowship, HMS Center for Primary Care
Honorable Mention: Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
Insurance We Accept

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