Assistant Professor of Medicine

North Vernon, IN
Previous Institution
University of Colorado
Previous Role/Title
Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


MD - Indiana University School of Medicine
BA, Chemistry/Ethics -Hanover College

Postgraduate Training

Indiana University School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Professional Highlights

Dr. Katie McPherson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the clinician educator track at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned her baccalaureate degree (2009) at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana in chemistry and ethics. During her time at Hanover, she studied philosophy and theology with international content experts at Katolieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. While there, Dr. McPherson went on to earn her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 2013 and remained to complete her internal medicine training in 2016. She then served as chief resident (2016-2017) at Indiana Universities' affiliate, Methodist Hospital. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Dr. McPherson completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado in Aurora (Anschutz Campus). During her fellowship, Dr. McPherson enrolled in the University of Colorado’s Teaching Scholars Program where she gained expertise in adult educational theory and scholarship in medical education. During her third year, she developed additional clinical expertise in the area of lung transplantation. Also during fellowship, Dr. McPherson realized her passion for medical education and development of learning climate. She focused her primary scholarship on curricula development, including a MICU curriculum and a "Fellow as Educator" curriculum that was awarded the 2020 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Innovations in Fellowship Education program's top abstract. In addition to her clinical duties in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. McPherson currently serves on the Lung Transplant/Advanced Lung Disease service at Vanderbilt.