Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
I wanted to be a pediatrician since I was very little,” Dr. Kimberly Crosland, SouthCoast Health pediatrician, said. “Science always appealed to me, just like helping people always appealed to me. As I became a teenager, I realized that I also loved children and taking care of them. Since then, becoming a pediatrician was always the path chosen for me. There was never a plan B.”
To help kick start her career helping children, Dr. Crosland received her bachelor of science in education, exercise, and sport science, magna cum laude, at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She completed her doctor of medicine at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA and had her pediatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.
During her education and previous career experience as a pediatric hospitalist and newbornist as well as a clinical assistant professor, Dr. Crosland received multiple awards and honors, such as the letters of commendation in neonatology, general pediatrics, emergency medicine, and primary care clinic. She has research experience with infant feeding and body composition lab, and she has led poster presentations in the same subject. In addition, she is a fellow and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“I love seeing my patients grow from babies to adulthood. It feels amazing to assist them during each stage of their lives,” Dr. Crosland said. “I also love helping the children’s parents, like being there for families when they are worried for their child.”
Outside of the office, Dr. Crosland has two children, a husband, and two dogs to look after. She loves running and reading, and both her and her husband make a point to stay involved and volunteer with global health.