Susan E. Kirk, M.D. is the Designated Institutional Official and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Virginia Health System, where she is also jointly appointed as an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a graduate of Douglass College and Rutgers Medical School. She completed her internship and residency and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At the University of Virginia, she completed a fellowship, and is currently board certified, in Endocrinology. Her areas of clinical expertise are in diabetes and pregnancy and transgender health.
As Designated Institutional Official, Dr. Kirk oversees more than 120 accredited and non-accredited programs at her institution, including programs in Medical and Medical Subspecialty disciplines, Pharmacy, Chaplaincy, Dentistry, Radiation Physics, Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Psychology. There are currently 820 graduate medical trainees at the University of Virginia. Since her appointment in 2006, she has developed or overseen many innovative Graduate Medical Education programs to further the educational opportunities for its trainees. She held the position of chair of the Institutional Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education from 2017 to 2020, arguably the most influential position for her area at the national level. She is current chair of the Education Strategic Planning Process for UVA Health. She is the immediate past chair of the UVA Faculty Senate.
She and her husband are the parents of five adult children. She is a member of a 70s cover band and an avid birder.