Kimberly N. Vinson, MD

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs (VUSM)
Office for Diversity Affairs
Office Address
Light Hall
2215 Garland Ave
Room / Suite
(615) 322-7498
Clinic Phone
(615) 322-0255

Kimberly N. Vinson, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed her internship in General Surgery and her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.  She also completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. Vinson’s clinical practice specializes in voice, swallowing, and breathing disorders.


In November 2011, she was named Assistant Dean for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s newly reorganized Office for Diversity Affairs. Her focus is on improving diversity and inclusion with the medical school and clinical learning environments. She is also the Program Director of the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program (UCRIP) for exceptional undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine and the director for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine pipeline programs with regional colleges and universities.  In 2020, she was promoted to Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs.


She is married to Brandon Gable and has two daughters, Haley and Olivia.