Maggie Kozel, MD

Maggie Kozel, MD

Medical School:  Georgetown University School of Medicine

Specialty:  Pediatrics

Career Highlights:

  • Author, The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor's Journey In and Out of Medicine (Chelsea Green Publishing 2011)
  • Extensive featured blogging about health care - Huffington Post, KevinMD and the New York Times
  • Twenty years of caring for children and their families amidst all the competing background noises of our health care system.
  • Editor, Doctors for America newsletter

Service with AMWA:  Closing Speaker, AMWA National Student Conference, April 2011

Quote:  It is not always a simple matter to distinguish a satisfying answer from the truth.


Maggie Kozel, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1980 and did her pediatric residency training at Bethesda Navy Hospital, Bethesda, MD, followed by three years of general pediatrics in Yokosuka Japan. Dr. Kozel moved to Rhode Island in 1990, where she practiced for twelve years, spending one year in a community health center before settling into private practice. She left clinical practice in 2001 to teach high school chemistry at an all-girls’ school in Providence, RI and to write about health care. Dr. Kozel has written a memoir, The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey in and Out of Medicine that compares her experiences working in the military health system to that of her civilian practice, and relates this to the current debate about health care reform in the US. Her blogs have been featured regularly in Huffington Post as well as KevinMD and have appeared in the New York Times. In addition to her writing pursuits, she organizes community forums around a wide range of current issues, with a focus on civil discourse. Dr. Kozel also speaks to physician groups as well as public forums about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She is a member of Doctors for America (DFA) and is editor of the DFA newsletter. Dr. Kozel lives in Jamestown, RI with her husband, Randy, and has two grown daughters.

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