Dr. Kim Hiatt was born on a dairy farm in New York, but spent most of her formative years in the suburbs of Washington DC. She spent a year as an exchange student in Norway before heading off to college. She got her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland and then worked at Kirkegaard and Perry Labs in the antibody purification division. A job change to research at Genetic Therapy, Inc was instrumental in influencing her desire to better understand human disease. She left there to pursue more education. She received her Master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University and went on to complete her medical studies at Georgetown University School of Medicine. With an interest in research and human disease, specializing in pathology was the obvious next step. After completing residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at Georgetown University Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Systems, she went on for fellowship training in Dermatopathology at Johns Hopkins University. For the next decade, she was a dermatopathologist on the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she enjoyed the warmer climate and getting away from the congestion of the big city. As a faculty member, Dr. Hiatt taught medical students, pathology residents and dermatology residents, mentored students with interests in skin disease and wrote original research papers, text books and chapters. She has been invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, Dr. Hiatt left the university to open her own Dermatopathology laboratory where she quickly learned the world of small business ownership.
When not working, Kim enjoys cooking and being outside hiking, biking and gardening. But above all, she enjoys time spent with her husband, 4 children, granddaughter and multitude of dogs and cats that choose her family to be theirs.