Kylie Birnbaum

Kylie was raised in Arizona and Southern California. She graduated from Colorado College as a pre-med Religion major, and then spent a year in Denver before medical school working as an intern at the American Diabetes Association and an after-school tutor. She moved New York in 2009 to pursue her medical degree at NYU School of Medicine.

NYU has afforded her many amazing opportunities, including leadership as a co-president in the LGBT People in Medicine club, where she organized speakers as well as assisted in the implementation of an LGBT Health Certificate program.  Kylie also held a leadership role as president for the Hepatitis Project, which strives to vaccinate and educate street-involved youth, and has devoted many hours to both educational and clinical volunteer work.

Additionally, Kylie’s accomplishments within the classroom are numerous.  In 2010, she undertook a summer research project on breast and gynecologic cancers in Kerala, India.  After completing her third year of medical school, Kylie also took an extra year in NYU’s dual-degree program to earn a Masters in Bioethics. The Bioethics Program was an eye-opening experience, allowing her to critically examine ethical questions that are ubiquitous in medicine, and focus her thesis on the ethics of organ donation in the emergency department.

Overall, Kylie is an exemplary student whose curricular and co-curricular work has made valuable contributions to the NYU and NYC communities.  In her free time, she loves snowboarding, cooking, biking, and exploring the urban jungle of NYC.