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Panelist: Kathy Cole-Kelly, MS, MSW
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Professor, Family Medicine
CWRU School of Medicine

Kathy Cole-Kelly, MS, MSW is professor of Family Medicine at Case School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Communications in Medicine curriculum at the medical school as well as co-directing the Foundations of Clinical Medicine seminars ON DOCTORING. Ms. Cole-Kelly is a frequent national and international speaker or workshop leader at meetings dedicated to doctor patient communication, medical family interviewing, and addressing the core competencies in medical education. She has been part of several major grant initiatives on doctor patient communication curriculum, most significantly with the Macy Foundation on Healthcare Communication grants both at Case Western School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. She has been recognized as an outstanding teacher and won the most prestigious teaching award at the medical school, the Kaiser Permanente Outstanding Teacher award that was given to one clinical faculty and one basic science faculty each year.

Ms. Cole-Kelly has published multiple articles in the areas of doctor patient communication and medical family interviewing. She has written many book chapters on these topics and is a contributor to the interactive educational modules produced by the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare. For 19 years Ms. Cole-Kelly directed the psychosocial curriculum in the Department of Family Medicine at Metrohealth Hospital.

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