Kym R Ahrens, MD

Kym R Ahrens, MD


"I love working with teens. They are some of the most challenging and rewarding patients at Childrens. I am passionately committed in my clinical and research work to helping at-risk adolescents experience a healthier transition to adulthood."
  • Biography

    Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She completed residency, Adolescent Medicine training at Seattle Childrens and the University of Washington.

    Her clinical and research interests are in promoting positive physical and mental health outcomes in at-risk youth. Some of her past research has focused on the influence of adult mentors on the adult outcomes of youth in foster care and youth with learning disabilities. Dr. Ahrens is currently conducting a series of NIH-sponsored research studies focused on developing an intervention program to reduce risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV among adolescents in the foster system.

    Board Certification(s)

    Adolescent Medicine


    University Of Iowa Roy J & Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    High-risk adolescents

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