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Katharine Callaghan, MD, MPA

Associate Director
College: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduate Work: Masters in Public Affairs with concentration in Health Service Management (IU South Bend, 2021)
Residency: Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program

kcallaghan@memorialresidency.com

Dr. Callaghan joined the faculty in 2021. She grew up in Iowa City, IA and originally came to South Bend to attend the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate. She remained in South Bend after graduation to complete a year of service, working closely with Young Life Michiana and the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker. In 2013, she moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Having discerned family medicine as the best path forward for her in seeking to meet the needs of underserved patients, she was impressed by the opportunities Memorial’s full-spectrum, unopposed residency had to offer. Dr. Callaghan completed her residency at Memorial in 2020. During her time as a resident, she participated in both the Care of the Underserved and Health Services Management curricula. After completing her residency, she became Memorial’s Health Services Management Fellow, receiving her Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University in 2021. Having served as chief resident during her third year of residency and working closely with residents in a teaching capacity as a fellow, she discovered her love of education and was delighted to have the opportunity to join the residency faculty at Memorial. As a faculty member, Dr. Callaghan oversees the Care of the Underserved curricular track. In addition, she is a member of the Wellness Committee and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism Committee at the residency. She is extremely humbled and grateful to get to do such meaningful work alongside extraordinary residents, staff, and faculty colleagues who daily inspire her to grow both as a clinician and as a person.

In addition to her work at the residency, Dr. Callaghan is an adjunct professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine. She helps teach two courses at Notre Dame, Compassionate Care and the Medical Professions and Spiritualties of Caring in the Helping Professions. In this work, she gets to explore with students the neuroscience of compassion and ways to pursue well-being as well as a balanced approach to care throughout one’s career as a helping professional.

When she has free time, Dr. Callaghan likes to spend it in conversation with friends while enjoying good food, good music, or the beauty of creation (some of her favorite spots in/near South Bend are St. Patrick’s Park, Notre Dame’s lakes, the Riverwalk trail, and St. Joseph, MI). She also enjoys running, backpacking, and reading.

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714 N. Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46601 574.647.7913 Email

Mission & Values 

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27 Residents (9 per year)

About South Bend

City Size: 101,860 southbendin.gov visitsouthbend.com