Kathleen Galyean earned her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from DePauw University in Indiana and then completed a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove.
It was while in that program that she met Dr. Alzein, as she worked with him during her core pediatric rotation. Kathleen formally joined Alzein Pediatric Associates in 2016.
Kathleen discovered her love of children and pediatric medicine early in life. Growing up in the midst of a large Irish family in Chicago, Kathleen cared for younger siblings, numerous cousins and family friends. She is an active athlete and youth coach, enjoying everything from yoga and weight lifting to basketball and track and field. Her commitment to family continues, as she now coaches her brother’s grade school basketball team.
Kathleen gained experience in Acute Rehabilitation at Weiss Memorial Hospital. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistant. Kathleen is a licensed Illinois Physician Assistant.
Kathleen is also a Certified ImPACT Consultant, performing baseline and post-concussion evaluations of your child’s memory, attention span and visual and verbal problem solving to ensure a complete recovery before your child returns to normal activities.