Kathryn Filson, MD

Kathryn Filson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kathryn Filson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Patient Care Operations within the Division of Hospital Medicine. She has an interest in clinical patient care, system wide operations, medical education and financial structures. She is the Chair of the Compensation Committee within the Division of Hospital Medicine and helped develop the current bonus incentive structure. Dr. Filson has been with the Department of Medicine since 2018 and spends her clinical time attending on direct patient care services & supervising residents on the inpatient Firm Medicine teams.


  • BS, Liberal Arts and Sciences: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2011)
  • Medical Degree: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, IL (2015)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine, inpatient care


Filson, K., Edited & updated the Pain Control chapter for the 5th edition of the Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide. Publication pending.  De Fer T. (2017/2018) Pain Control. The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide (5th ed)

McNeely C, Markwell S, Filson K, Hazelrigg S, Vassileva C. Effect of Hospital Volume on Prosthesis Use and Mortality in Aortic Valve Operations in the Elderly. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2016 Feb; 101 (2):585-90

Oral Presentations

Filson, K. “Perfume Detection and Discrimination Using a Colorimetric Sensing Array.” Presented at the Department of Chemistry Thesis Defense. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL. April 2015.