Dr. Christina Kearse joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. She was born and raised in South Carolina and attended Clemson University under the merit of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship where she majored in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, graduating cum laude. She then attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. During her time in medical school she enjoyed working under the Dean’s office as a clinical orientation and small group leader for first year medical students as well as serving as student ambassador leader for university applicants. Dr. Kearse completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. During her time at MUSC, she conducted research under the Division of Rheumatology and presented her work at the International Lupus Congress.
Dr. Kearse also enjoyed actively participating in regional and national Internal Medical conferences. During this time, she was passionate about teaching both medical students and residents and received an award for outstanding teaching, awarded by medical students and faculty of medicine. Her academic interests include both inpatient and outpatient medicine, women’s health, and quality improvement. Her key Interests are hospital medicine, outpatient primary care, women’s health, and quality improvement within hospital medicine. In her free time, she enjoys riding and competing her horse, Twiggy. She also enjoys baking, bike riding, and rock climbing at the gym. She is often planning her next trip to Walt Disney World and takes pride in vacation planning for her friends and family. She is excited to venture away from South Carolina to experience the Midwest and is happy to call St. Louis her new home.