Kacie M. Kidd, MD

  • Fellow, TL-1 Research Scholar

Dr. Kacie Kidd is an adolescent medicine fellow in the Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Health. She completed her MD and residency in internal medicine & pediatrics at the West Virginia University School of Medicine where she served as chief resident prior to beginning fellowship in Pittsburgh in 2018. She is passionate in supporting young people and helping them to take charge of their health as they become young adults.

Her research emphasis is in supporting gender diverse youth and their families, and she is a member of the Core Gender Team at the Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Health. She is a TL-1 Research Scholar through the University of Pittsburgh, where she has conducted quantitative and qualitative studies focused on supporting the parents and families of gender diverse youth so as to improve health outcomes for these amazing young people. As part of her work as a TL-1 Research Scholar, she is working towards a Master’s degree in clinical research. She is also passionate about medical ethics and has served as a member of the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Committee.

Upon completion of her fellowship in adolescent medicine in the summer of 2021, Dr. Kidd will be returning to her home state of West Virginia to practice adolescent medicine and provide comprehensive medical gender-affirming care.

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology and Women's Studies, West Virginia University, 2010
  • MD, West Virginia University, 2014
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, West Virginia University, 2018

Selected Publications

Sequeira, G, Kidd, K, Coulter, RW, Milller, E, Garofalo, R, Ray, K. Affirming Transgender Youths’ Names and Pronouns in the Electronic Medical Record. (2020). JAMA Peds. E1-E3. 

Kidd, KM, Sequeira, GM, Dhar, CP, Montano, GT, Witchel, SF, Rofey, D. (2019). Gendered Body Mass Index Percentile Charts and Transgender Youth: Making the Case to Change Charts. Transgender Health, 4(!), 297-299. 

Sequeira, G, Kidd, K, El Nokali, N, Rothenberger, S, Levine, D, Montano, G, & Rofey, D. (2019). Early Effects of Testosterone Initiation on Body Mass Index in Transmasculine Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Rowan, S, Lilly, C, Shapiro, R, Kidd, K, Elmo, R, Altobello, R, & Vallejo, M. (2019). Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Care Providers Toward Transgender Patients Within a Rural Tertiary Care Center. Transgender Health. 4(1) 24-34. 

Farjo, P, Kidd K, & Reece J. (2016) A case of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis following long-term empagliflozin therapy. Diabetes Care. 39(10): e165-e166.