First Year Residents
Lara Kirkpatrick, M.D.
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, but as a "military brat" I lived in many places in Canada and the US. My pathway into medicine was as full of twists and turns as my growing up. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, then worked for many years in the legal and education fields. To finally achieve my life-long dream of being a doctor, I attended Saba University School of Medicine. I was drawn to Family Medicine because I love the depth and continuity of care involved. The saying “from womb to tomb” is a perfect synopsis of the diverse opportunities the family physician has to positively impact the patient’s quality of life at all stages. It’s also important to me that being in Family Medicine allows many opportunities to give back to the community. Although most of my rotations were around the Baltimore area, I had the good fortune of doing a Hospice and Palliative Care elective at Aultman. I immediately fell in love with the programs and people here. I was impressed at how friendly and helpful the residents are and how welcoming and approachable the faculty are. Aultman Family Medicine feels like a family while still providing an excellent education. I’m excited to do my training in such a diverse, dedicated, compassionate program! Outside of work, I love to spend time with my husband and our animals and am looking forward to exploring Canton and the surrounding areas.