- Clinical Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine
Kimone Lightford, MD is an Academic Hospitalist at UH St. John Medical Center and an Instructor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in French from the University of Connecticut. She then completed her medical degree in Nashville, TN at Meharry Medical College where she was prestigiously inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during her final year of medical school. Dr. Lightford completed residency training at UH Cleveland Medical Center.
Following residency, she joined the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center as a Hospitalist. During that time, she, along with her colleagues, created a Social Determinants of Health longitudinal interprofessional curriculum for the Center of Outpatient Education Track. She has since joined UH St. John Medical Center as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Her clinical interests include social determinants of health, medical education, medical bias training, and interprofessional education.
In her free time, Dr. Lightford enjoys traveling, reading, learning to play guitar and spending time with her rescue pup, Roxy.
Certifications & Memberships
- Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2014 - 2017)
Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine (2014)
University Of Connecticut (2009)
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As of December 31, 2016, Kimone Lightford did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.