Anne Marie Kirlin is a native Washingtonian. She graduated form Stone Ridge School and received her B.S.N. in nursing from Boston College. After college, she worked as a clinical nurse at Children’s National Medical Center working on the medical unit and the orthopedic, neurology and neurosurgical unit. She also worked at Chevy Chase Pediatric Center, a large primary care office. She went on to obtain her M.S.N. in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty from Catholic University of America.
As a nurse practitioner, she is able to provide comprehensive physical assessment; establish medical diagnosis for short term and stable chronic health care problems; order, perform, and interpret laboratory tests; prescribe medication; perform therapeutic and/or corrective measures; and provide emergency care. Case management is also an integral part of her work. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in several settings including the Hospital for Sick Children on an inpatient transitional care unit as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch. Several Phase 1I/II clinical trials were completed during this time, including the first protease inhibitors for children. She is currently employed by Children’s National Medical Center and provides primary care to children at a school based health center in Montgomery County. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including AIDS, Cancer Research, and Lippincott’s Primary Care Practice.
She is married and has three school age boys. She is enthusiastic and interested in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles for her family and friends as well as her patients. She loves to cook and entertain and enjoys tweaking recipes to render them more healthful without sacrificing flavor. Fitness is also an important part of her life. She plays competitive tennis. She became a runner in college and over the years has completed several triathlons and a marathon.