Catherine Kirkland, NP

Southern Hills Medical Center

Growing up in Palm Beach, Florida, Cara received her bachelor’s degree in science from Vanderbilt University in 2005; she then attended Vanderbilt Nursing School in 2006 where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing. She began working at Urology Associates with Dr. Whitfield in 2007. They have a great time working together and specialize in female urology, including but not limited to interstitial cystitis, stress incontinence and the placement of interstims which Cara programs.

Cara was married in May 2011 to husband, Ryan Kirkland and they have a dog named Molly that they enjoy walking. Cara loves to travel with her husband and visit their families in their home states of Florida and Kentucky. Cara also loves to spend her free time cooking, swimming and going to the beach.


Female urological health

Getting to know Cara:

Favorite Movie(s): “Sound of Music”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “ and “Mamma Mia”
Favorite Book(s): “Loving What Is”, by Byron Katie and “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett