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Mount Nittany Physician Group

Specialties and Biography

Lilian McKinley, MD provides inpatient services as part of the Pediatric Hospitalist group and also works with Mount Nittany Health’s Pediatric Outpatient practice.

Dr. McKinley holds a Bachelor's in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Medicine from Columbia University.

Her journey to becoming a pediatrician included a rigorous pediatric residency through Seattle Children's Hospital and The University of Washington. This comprehensive training prepared her to provide exceptional care to children and their families, a passion she has held dear throughout her career.

“I am dedicated to a holistic approach to pediatric care that focuses on physical health, preventative care, and quality of life,” said Dr. McKinley. “I am passionate about keeping children healthy and vibrant for as long as possible and instilling the importance of long-term well-being.”

What inspires and motivates Dr. McKinley as a healthcare provider are the children she cares for. Their resilience and potential are a constant source of inspiration for her. She is also deeply motivated by her co-workers and Mount Nittany Health’s mission to provide exceptional healthcare to the community.

“I enjoy helping children develop into healthy and thriving individuals,” she said.

Dr. McKinley specializes in several areas but primarily focuses on the newborn nursery and outpatient pediatrics. Her expertise extends to maternal and female health research, underscoring her commitment to the well-being of both mothers and their children. She also has a strong background in adolescent medicine, addressing the unique healthcare needs of teenagers.

Outside of her medical practice, Dr. McKinley values her family deeply. She is one of five siblings, and her father's impressive 30-year career as a pediatric intensivist has significantly influenced her path. Furthermore, she shares her passion for medicine with three brothers and a sister-in-law, creating a bond that transcends the profession. Dr. McKinley and her family enjoy spending quality time together, whether at the beach, on vacations, or hiking in the great outdoors. Running is another shared interest that keeps the family active and connected.

During her residency, she became involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics and plans to continue her involvement in the Pennsylvania chapter. She is also fluent in Spanish, which enhances her ability to connect with a diverse patient population and bridge language barriers.

Dr. Lilian McKinley looks forward to working with parents and caregivers to provide the best possible care for their children.

Education

Medical EducationVagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University - New York, New York

 

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