Christine Kerr, MD, AAHIVS, is an internal medicine physician and infectious disease specialist at the HRHCare Beacon and Poughkeepsie Health Centers. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, she went on to complete her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She then completed her fellowship in infectious disease at Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kerr sits on the New York State Governor’s Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force and was chosen to receive the New York State Commissioner’s Special Award for her work in hepatitis C care in 2017. Dr. Kerr is licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
“I grew up in and around hospitals, since my parents were both practicing physicians, and I also had a brother with childhood cancer. I initially wanted to practice international public health, but I fell in love with seeing patients change their lives and get better, so moved away from public health and towards clinical care. Once I took care of HIV patients, right after medications became available, I became completely hooked. It was amazing to see how people’s lives were transformed. I have been caring for HIV patients since 1999. In my free time, I love exploring the Hudson Valley with my husband and two girls. We love hiking, rock climbing, and discovering new places!”
–Christine Kerr, MD, AAHIVS
HRHCare infectious disease specialists provide excellent, comprehensive care for HIV, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. Our care team gets to know our patients’ individual health needs, learn about their health history, keeps track of any medications they are taking, and works with them to create a personal care plan.