Kimberly Kearns is a Nurse Practitioner for DuPage Medical Group in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. For the past 14 years, she has been providing both inpatient and outpatient healthcare specializing in adult Gastroenterology. Her healthcare philosophy focuses on education, disease prevention, and health promotion. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Illinois Society of Nurse Practitioners, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and a long-term member of the AGA. She serves as co-chair for the Crohn's & Colitis Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of the Crohn's & Colitis RN/APP Committee. Ms. Kearns has been an invited speaker on several topics in Gastroenterology at both regional and national meetings and is currently serving as course director for the 2021 AGA NP and PA course. Education for staff, students, peers, and most importantly patients is truly her passion.