Kimberly Dickinson, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and serves as an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Dickinson received her Master of Public Health from Brown University prior to earning her medical degree at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Following medical school, she completed her pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins University, where she served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, she completed her pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
As a pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Dickinson specializes in the care of children with various lung conditions, specifically cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic cough and chronic lung disease of prematurity. She strives to provide the best possible health outcomes by focusing on family-centered care that incorporates each patient’s unique needs and individual values. To help ensure families feel informed and involved in their child’s individualized care plans, she emphasizes collaboration and open communication.
- Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Focus of Practice
- Cystic fibrosis
Areas of Interest
- Cystic fibrosis
- Aerodigestive disorders
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Research & Publications
Dr. Dickinson’s research interests include improving cystic fibrosis care, understanding and mitigating the effects of social determinants of health, and shared decision-making. Through her Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funded research efforts, Dr. Dickinson is focusing on ways to improve shared decision-making in early CF care, specifically related to gastrostomy tube placement, with hopes to apply these principles to other areas of CF care and pediatric pulmonary medicine.