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Name:  Katherine M. Tynus, MD, FACP

Medical Specialty / Area of Practice:  Internal Medicine

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Office Held:  Trustee-at-Large

Term:  2019-2020

Biographical Information:

Dr. Tynus is a primary care physician with Northwestern Medical Group and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a leader in academic and organized medicine.

After graduating from Northwestern University, where she majored in communication studies, Dr. Tynus earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois and completed her internal medicine residency at Loyola University. 

She's had a long career in academic medicine, leading a successful transitional year residency program for 14 years and earning Gold and Silver Apple teaching awards at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Tynus serves on the ACGME Transitional Year Review Committee since 2017, and is former co-chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors. She wrote board exam questions as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Test Writing Committee from 2010 to 2018.

Professional Involvement:

Active in organized medicine, Dr. Tynus is the Immediate Past President of the Illinois State Medical Society and is former President of the Chicago Medical Society. She is an alternate delegate to the AMA's House of Delegates and is on the AMA Speaker's Panel for Practice Transformation and the STEPS Forward TM  Program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served as chair of the Education Committee for the ACP's Northern Illinois Chapter.


Kathy M. Tynus


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