Katrina Skinner, MD

Perky not Perfect: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Have you ever struggled with reconciling the way the world sees you with how you see yourself? In this intimate session, Katrina will share a personal story of narrowing the gap between internal and external perception of self while encouraging and empowering the audience with real-life advice on vulnerability, self-love, and leadership. 

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Dr. Katrina Skinner is a native of Fairhope, Alabama, the beautiful coastal town she chose as the site to open her independent pediatric practice right after finishing residency at University of Florida – Sacred Heart. She loves watching her hometown families grow and enjoys the challenges of a growing practice. Starting with just two employees and 12 patients on her first day in 2009, her office now also employs two mid-level providers, a practice administrator, and numerous support staff who help care for over 5,000 patients. 

As president of the Alabama Chapter-AAP, Dr. Skinner advocates for children and pediatricians at the local, state, and national levels. She has also enjoyed her roles as Chapter liaison for Reach Out and Read and the Chapter Practice Management Association, as well as her time on the board as Area Representative and later, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President/President-Elect.

Dr. Skinner is also the founder of Women in Pediatrics, an organization devoted to connecting and empowering female pediatricians. Through engaging conferences and a growing online community, Dr. Skinner hopes to create a space where female pediatricians can collaborate and gain new skills to remain relevant in the constantly changing healthcare environment.

Dr. Skinner loves entertaining and spending time in her kitchen. Most idle time is occupied with knitting needles in her hands. Yoga classes keep her mind clear and her body strong. She is steadily marking spots off of her to-travel-to list with her husband and favorite person, Matthew. Her 23-year-old stepson, Kristofer, is working hard to learn the other family business (scale model building).