Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS

Kellie McFarlin is a general and MIS/Foregut surgeon at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, where she has practiced for 14 years. As a Detroit native, her interest in science and innovation began in early childhood and was fostered by the love and encouragement of her grandparents. They believed in her and helped her know her dream of becoming a surgeon was within reach. She graduated from the University of Michigan and subsequently received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed surgical training at Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center and fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Her clinical practice includes general surgery, MIS and foregut and surgical director of the multidisciplinary GI motility team. Her current administrative and education roles include Assistant Surgery Clerkship Director for Wayne State University School of Medicine/Henry Ford Health, SAGES Chair of Communications Committee, and ACS Vice Chair for the Committee on Interprofessional Education. She is an ACS-appointed member of the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). This organization facilitates the accreditation and review process for surgical technology and surgical assist programs across the country. Her biggest joy is being a mom to twin girls Brooklyn and Kathryn and doggy mom to her oldest Leia! The family enjoys cooking, travel, dancing, and movies (huge Star Wars and Marvel fans). When work and family aren’t keeping her busy, she enjoys beginner tap dance and trying new recipes.