Kathryn Cahill, MD
Devoted to Pediatrics
Dr. Cahill, a specialist in pediatric medicine, has a great story about being inspired by her childhood family practice doctor.
“I had a fantastic family physician while I was growing up,” she says. “He treated my parents and my grandparents. He delivered me and my siblings, and he was our doctor. I knew early on, even in grade school, that I wanted to become a doctor like him. Because of his example, I entered med school intending to focus on family practice. Then my rotation in pediatric medicine opened a new door. Pediatrics is the ultimate preventative care: if we can grow healthy kids, we’ll have healthier adults. I love working with kids and their parents.
Meeting the Milestones
As a pediatrician at Associated Physicians, Dr. Cahill treats patients from birth through college. Her practice ranges from performing well-child checkups to serving as a primary care physician for children with complicated illnesses and conditions.
“As a mom of three kiddos, I know parenting is full of challenges and rewards, and I know what it’s like to be up in the middle of the night with a sick child,” she says. “As a pediatrician, I am so happy to be a resource and a guide for parents -- to listen and to work in partnership as they help their children achieve all those remarkable physical and brain health milestones.”
Connected to Caring
Dr. Cahill is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was awarded the Donald Worden Memorial Scholarship for outstanding devotion to the care and comfort of others. She completed her residency at UW and served at the school as an assistant professor of pediatrics from 2008 to 2011.
“Having worked with different aspects of the medical community in Madison and with so many great people in pediatrics outreach, I’m really happy to join my experience with that of my colleagues at Associated Physicians," she says. "The care we provide is comprehensive and coordinated, which is as important to me as it is to my patients and their families.”