Ann Kearns, MD, PhD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am passionate about providing personalized care. I provide information, counseling, and guidance to patients as they make their own decisions about their health care.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kearns is board-certified in Endocrinology. She has extensive experience in quality and process improvement.


  • Kearns AE, Managing Bone Health in Breast Cancer. Endocr Pract. 2023 May;29(5):408-413. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2022.12.003. Epub 2022 Dec 10. PMID: 36509360 Review.
  • Cherukuri L, Kinninger A, Birudaraju D, Jayawardena E, Manubolu VS, Brinton EA, Black D, Miller V, Kearns AE, Manson JE, Budoff MJ, Roy SK. Coronary artery calcium and bone mineral density by serial CTA: Does menopausal hormone therapy modify the association? Clin Imaging. 2022 Oct;90:26-31. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2022.06.023. Epub 2022 Jul 26. PMID: 35908457 Clinical Trial.
  • Wermers RA, Griebeler ML, Thapa P, Hathcock MA, Kearns AE. Survival in primary hyperparathyroidism over five decades (1965-2010) a population-based retrospective study. Bone. 2021 Nov;152:116099. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2021.116099. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34245931.
  • Abate EG, Vega MV, Rivas AM, Meek S, Yang L, Ball CT, Kearns AE. Evaluation of Factors Associated With Fracture and Loss of Bone Mineral Density Within 1 Year After Liver Transplantation. Endocr Pract. 2021 May;27(5):426-432. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2020.10.008. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33645516.
  • Conley RB, Adib G, Adler RA, Åkesson KE, Alexander IM, Amenta KC, Blank RD, Brox WT, Carmody EE, Chapman-Novakofski K, Clarke BL, Cody KM, Cooper C, Crandall CJ, Dirschl DR, Eagen TJ, Elderkin AL, Fujita M, Greenspan SL, Halbout P, Hochberg MC, Javaid M, Jeray KJ, Kearns AE, King T, Koinis TF, Koontz JS, Kužma M, Lindsey C, Lorentzon M, Lyritis GP, Michaud LB, Miciano A, Morin SN, Mujahid N, Napoli N, Olenginski TP, Puzas JE, Rizou S, Rosen CJ, Saag K, Thompson E, Tosi LL, Tracer H, Khosla S, Kiel DP. Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Clinical Recommendations from a Multistakeholder Coalition. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Jan;35(1):36-52. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3877. Epub 2019 Dec 1. PMID: 31538675.

Medical School

  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA


  • Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • Endocrine Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research