Dr. Kimberly Cross joined Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare in 2016. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana which lead to a career in the pharmaceutical industry for six years in her hometown of Chicago. During this time, she completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Illinois inciting her interest in health care disparities and the improvement of quality and access to care. Dr. Cross received her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital in 2015.
Known for her commitment to resident education and training, she served as administrative chief resident and was the recipient of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Award, AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award and several student teaching awards, including the Hugh H. Hussey Award and String of Pearls. Prior to transitioning to Southern Crescent, Dr. Cross was accepted in the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA in 2015.
Dr. Cross describes her approach to medicine as, “cura personalis” meaning care of the entire person, as practiced by her alma mater, Georgetown University. She states, “I appreciate the unique challenges women in our society face in finding time to care for their own physical, emotional and psychological health.”
Her areas of interest include treatment of uterine fibroids and menorrhagia, minimally invasive surgical techniques and in office procedures including hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation and Essure sterilization. She is also a certified facilitator for centering pregnancy, a group prenatal care model.
Dr. Cross attributes her success to her best friend, role model and mother, Rev. Dr. Oretha Cross, an African Methodist Episcopal pastor of the Second Episcopal District and her father, William Cross, a retired US Army captain and computer engineer. Moving to the south has put her in closer proximity to her two older siblings, Byron and Amelda, and she looks forward to spending more time with them. During her free time, she enjoys running and serves as a mentor to young minority students pursuing careers in medicine. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association and recently appointed to the physician alumni committee for the office of diversity and inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine.