Catherine A Kimball-Eayrs
Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MDResearch Interests:
EducationMount Holyoke College 1993, BA in Psychology
Uniformed Services University, 1999 MD
BiographyCOL (ret) Kimball-Eayrs started her military career at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine and graduated in 1999. She did her pediatric training in San Antonio as part of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and transitioned to her first assignment at Darnall Army Community Hospital in Ft. Hood, TX where she served as a general pediatrician and resident rotation coordinator. In 2004, she moved to Ft. Lewis, Washington and joined the pediatrics team at Madigan Army Medical Center. There she served in various roles culminating as the General Pediatrics Clinic Chief. During her time at Madigan, she deployed with the 4/25 Airborne Infantry Brigade. She spent 14 months (from Sep 2006 to Nov 2007) at FOB Kalsu, Iraq (tip of the Sunni triangle) serving as the Battalion Surgeon for the Brigade Support Battalion and the Officer in Charge of the FOB level II clinic. In 2009, she moved to, then, Walter Reed Army Medical Center to become the outpatient pediatric clinic chief and to assist with the final preparations of the BRAC move. In May 2012, she assumed the role of Service Chief for the Pediatric Primary Care Service as they transitioned out of “BRAC mode” and into becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home. In February 2015, COL Kimball-Eayrs embarked on her next opportunity with the 3/4 Armored Infantry Brigade as a Battalion Surgeon in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Upon her return in July 2015, she took on the role of Deputy Director for Medical Services at WRNMMC. In June 2017, she took on the new role of Chief Experience Officer and helped to define both Patient and Staff Experience at Walter Reed and throughout the National Capital Region. In June 2019, she returned to her roots and took on the role of Commandant for the School of Medicine at USU and at the same time was selected as the Army General Pediatrics Consultant to OTSG and served in both of these roles while maintaining practice as a general pediatrician until her retirement from the Army in September 2022. In parallel, from 2009 to 2022, she worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics as a member of the Excecutive Committee for the Section on Uniformed Services (ending as the Chair) to better the lives of military connected children and provide support to those who care for them. She currently serves as volunteer civilian faculty at USU while maintaining her clinical skills in the civilian urgent care realm.
COL (ret) Kimball-Eayrs lives with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she serves as a troop leader and cookie manager for her daughter’s Girl Scout troops and tries to run two half marathons every year.