Kathryn Kinyon Munch D.N.P., CPNP, A.N.H.-B.C.

Pulmonary/Allergy Nurse Practitioner, Nemours Children's Clinic

Dr. Kathryn KinyonMunch received her Associates Degree in nursing in 1976 for Lasell College with a BA in Business Administration for Florida State University in 1981. In 2010, Kathryn completed her Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Florida and has been a practicing nurse practitioner at the Nemours Children's Clinic for the past 24 years. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr KinyonMunch is leader in community education, giving numerous educational lectures on cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases. She is currently a Courtesy Faculty Instructor for the College of Nursing, University of Florida. Dr KinyonMunch wrote the bill and lobbied for the legislation, which allows children with cystic fibrosis to carry and self-administer pancreatic enzymes while at school. Dr. Munch continues to develop quality improvement programs to improve the care of children with chronic lung disease. She has published original research on perception of illness in children with cystic fibrosis and their parents. Her current endeavors include producing an educational video of cystic fibrosis for parents and primary care providers, transition care manual for parents and children with chronic conditions and a disease management book targeting the pre-teen age group.