Kate Carlson, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, 2004
Pediatric Residency-Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Quality improvement, clinical efficiency, immigrant healthcare
Dr. Kate Carlson, MD, MMHC, is the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. Located on the 8th floor of the Children's outpatient tower, the VPPCC (or "DOT8 as it is affectionately called) serves as the medical home for 17,500 patients and primary care learning hub for 77 pediatric residents each year. Dr. Carlson's primary career focus is to increase capacity for quality pediatric care for immigrants and underserved children. She achieves this through primary clinical work ask a spanish-speaking pediatrician and education as a leader in the Spanish Language clinic on DOT8. Her scholarly work uses quality improvement methodology to standardize approaches within the clinic to improve the health of all patients, and to improve the experience of patients and providers alike through efficiency initiatives most recently related to documentation timeliness and clinic throughout.