Kathleen M. Yapuncich, MD, FAAP, or "Dr. Kate" as she prefers to be called (given folks have trouble pronouncing her last name!), is a pediatrician bringing over two decades of experience to the team at the Children's Clinic. She works at both the West End and downtown clinics in Billings, Montana, and sees kids of all ages — from newborns to teens.
Dr. Kate received her medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed her pediatric residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 2000. She served communities in Wyoming and Minnesota as a pediatrician for years before joining the Children's Clinic in 2018. She is married with four children and nine grandchildren.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Kate has a million interests and calls herself a jack of all trades but a master of none. She has a passion for sustainable ranching and homesteading. She has likely been up for hours before her first appointments at the clinic to feed and care for livestock on the property where she and her husband live. Dr. Kate is also interested in alternative energy and old-time music.