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Meet a PCP: Interview with Anne McKinley, MD

Ann McKinleyAnn McKinley, MD

When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor? What inspired you?

I have several family members in medicine, so it was always on my radar as a child, but I actually studied comparative literature in college. It took a few years of living abroad and working as a teacher to reaffirm my desire to study medicine, and I am very happy this is the path I’ve chosen. I think taking a more circuitous route to medical school was actually invaluable – I gained a great deal of perspective in the intervening years, which has served me well in Primary Care. I’ve been fortunate to have many excellent role models, including my grandfather, who practiced psychiatry into his 80s, as well as medical school professors and attending physicians during the course of my training.

What made you choose Primary Care?

Primary Care is always challenging – I never know what I might encounter any given day – and the longitudinal relationships I have with patients are the most gratifying aspect of my job. Mount Auburn is a wonderful place to practice, with a diverse patient community and a multitude of excellent clinical resources in a congenial academic community hospital environment.

What do you do when you aren’t at Mount Auburn?

I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking in the Fells, and reading
To schedule an appointment with Dr. McKinley, call 617-499-5055