Dr. Kimberly J. Matthews-McKenzie
Kimberly J. Matthews-McKenzie, MD is a board-certified Pediatrician who provides full-scope Pediatric care to healthy and sick newborns through adolescents in both the outpatient and inpatient primary care settings.
Prior to becoming a full-time travel Doctor, Dr. Matthews-McKenzie worked primarily in a private practice in Queens, NY with hospital affiliations with Northwell Hospital System. It was through her time in private practice that caused her to reevaluate the career she worked so hard to obtain. Whether it was the missed weddings, funerals or charting at the dinner table and on the weekends; she quickly realized that it was not the life she imagined for herself. In 2017, she decided to choose herself and bet on a more flexible lifestyle and began exploring locum tenens full time. Since transitioning to travel medicine, Dr. Matthews has been able to work 50% less while earning 25% more in her yearly salary. Dr. Matthews-McKenzie has continued to maintain dual licenses in her home state of New York and nearby Pennsylvania. Due to her flexible lifestyle, since 2018 Dr. Matthews-McKenzie has provided volunteer work for Connecting Kids with Care, which provides free medical consultations for children in international orphanages and foster care homes.
Dr. Matthews-McKenzie is a dual Ivy League degree holder obtaining both her bachelor’s degree and medical school degree from Brown University. After completing her education in Rhode Island, Dr. Matthews-McKenzie, decided to return home to New York to be closer to family. There she completed her Pediatric Residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene, BK where she was able to continue her life’s passion of providing medical care to Pediatric patients from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Dr. Matthews-McKenzie lives in Queens, NY with her husband Gregory and pandemic baby, now turned toddler, Gianna. In her spare time she enjoys traveling abroad, dancing the night away and spending time with family and close friends.