Kimberly Sue Peairs, M.D.

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cancer Survivorship, Internal Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2774
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 map
Fax: 410-583-2883


Dr. Peairs has long standing general internal medicine practice with a specific interest in cancer survivorship and has several clinical leadership roles. In addition to founding the Primary Care for Cancer Survivorship group, she is the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Ambulatory in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director for Primary Care Value and Innovation in the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. She had been the Clinical Director for General Internal Medicine at Greenspring Station for over ten years prior to her present roles.

She is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins University.  She is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Peairs received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Peairs was an assistant chief of service (chief resident) on the Olser Medical Service and joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director for Primary Care Value and Innovation in the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1995)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1995)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Choi Y, Radhakrishnan A, Mahabare D, Patole S, Dy SM, Pollack CE, Berger ZD, Peairs KS. The Johns Hopkins Primary Care for Cancer Survivor Clinic: lessons learned in our first 4 years.  J Cancer Surviv. 2020 Feb;14(1):19-25. doi: 10.1007/s11764-019-00816-3. Epub 2019 Oct 24.PMID:31650473

Pitts SI, Maruthur NM, Luu NP, Curreri K, Grimes R, Nigrin C, Sateia HF, Sawyer MD, Pronovost PJ, Clark JM, Peairs KS.  Implementing the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) to Improve Patient Safety in an Academic Primary Care Practice.  Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Nov; 43(11):591-597

Peairs KS, Wolff AC, Olsen SJ, Bantug ET, Shockney L, Kantsiper ME, Carrino-Tamasi E, Snyder CF. Coordination of care in breast cancer survivors: an overview. J Support Oncol. 2011 Nov-Dec;9(6):210-5. doi: 10.1016/j.suponc.2011.06.008. Review. PMID: 22055890

Peairs KS, Barone BB, Snyder CF, Yeh HC, Stein KB, Derr RL, Brancati FL, Wolff AC. Diabetes mellitus and breast cancer outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 1;29(1):40-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2009.27.3011. Epub 2010 Nov 29. Review. PMID: 21115865

Activities & Honors


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Award for Service and Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2019
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, 2014


  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine 

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