Kacie J. Saulters, MD, FACP


Kacie J. Saulters, MD, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Namibia.

Dr. Saulters is an Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program at Georgetown and created and directs their Global Health Track. She is a member of the Independent Scholarly Project Oversight Committee at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and has served as a facilitator and faculty judge for research events at Georgetown University. At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, she is a member of Patient Communication Consult Service and the physician-leader for the Inter-Hospital Transfer Quality Improvement Group.

Dr. Saulters received CTropMed® certification from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health. Dr. Saulters received the Chapter Leadership Award from the DC chapter of American College of Physicians for her work in developing the International and Urban Health Equity Committee. She was awarded the MedStar Georgetown Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award for service to the department. She is also the recipient of the Golden Apple teaching award from the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Saulters received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the 2020 cohort of MedStar Health Teaching Scholars.

Research Interests

Dr. Saulters’s research interests include:

  • Global health
  • Sepsis treatment in resource-poor settings
  • Medical education
  • Implicit bias

Selected Research

Qualitative analysis of resident reflections on health and barriers to health pre and post international elective
Ongoing. A qualitative study assessing themes in resident physicians’ perceptions of health and barriers to health pre- and post- international travel.

Longitudinal analysis of implicit racial bias and empathy in interdisciplinary interns at Georgetown and UVA
Ongoing. An observational study of changes in empathy and implicit racial bias in interdisciplinary residents over the course of training.

Prospective validation study of the Universal Vital Assessment Score in Namibia
Ongoing. A clinical audit at Katatura State Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia, monitoring UVA scores at time of admission and correlation with in-hospital mortality.

View Dr. Saulters's publications on PubMed.

  • Research Areas
  • Medical Education