Dr. Kristina Kaljo named Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Kristina Kaljo named Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

We are pleased to announce that Kristina Kaljo, PhD has accepted the position as Vice Chair of Education in the Department of OBGYN starting March 1 2024. Her new role will include: Promoting educational scholarship and providing support and mentoring to faculty, Working with faculty and staff on developing, implementing, and evaluating education programs and curriculum, Participating in and facilitating the recruitment of clinician educators, Orienting new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching, and Leading the Departmental Education Council.

Kristina has extensive experience and dedication to the advancement of our education mission. She is a formally trained educator, educational researcher, and curriculum developer. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2014. Serving the

Department of Ob/Gyn and MCW for the last decade she works with learners and professionals across the education continuum, from preprofessional to senior leaders. She was served as Ob/Gyn Third Year Clerkship Co-Director and Director of the KinetiC3 Teaching Academy.

Dr. Kaljo is the recipient of the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2020 and is a member of the Society for Teaching Scholars. She has received grant funding from the National Cancer Institute, A Healthier Wisconsin, and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Learning Resource Grant. She has published and disseminated scholarship internationally, nationally, and regionally in the spaces of general medical education, General Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, community engagement, gender disparities, and cancer-related Disparities.

To advance her own professional development and to assist learners, she just completed a post-graduate certificate in medical scholarly writing from Harvard Medical School.

Please join me in welcoming Kristina to this new role.