2012 Alumni Award Winner
Kimberly A. Kuncl ’87 stands out in a field that requires immense knowledge and skill. In addition to her nationally-respected work as an OB/GYN, she is known for her warmth and her commitment to those in need.
Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, she overcame years of substandard education in local public schools before being accepted into a private high school. She challenged herself to catch up to her peers, and eventually became a top student. At Grinnell, she was a biology major and competed as a sprinter on the track and field team. After graduating, she earned a medical degree from Atlanta’s Morehouse School of Medicine.
Since 1999, she has worked as an OB/GYN for the Douglas Women’s Center in Georgia. She has been recognized for her cutting-edge techniques in cyst removal surgeries. She also offers subsidized health care and surgeries for those who are unable to pay.
In addition to her clinical duties, she works as an adjunct professor at Ross University School of Medicine. She serves as a risk management case presenter for Doctors Company’s Georgia Physician Advisory Board. In her spare time, she is a member of several community charity boards and volunteers as an admission representative for Grinnell.
Grinnell is honored to recognize Kimberly A. Kuncl ’87 for her perseverance and commitment to improving the lives and health of women in her community.