Kirsten Delay-Papa sees patients of all ages, with special interest in pediatrics, women’s health, LGBTQI+ medicine, mental health, and management of chronic migraine and diabetes. Kirsten had a fascination with the human body for as long as she can remember, but she explored many other fields before ending up in medicine. She studied skeletal remains and mummies in Peru, but realized she wanted to work with living people. Later, she taught high school anatomy, and her students always asked her when she was going to medical school. Eventually, Kirsten made her way into the medical field and feels right at home!
Kirsten is a Kansas City native who is excited to now call Cañon City her home. Outside of work, she loves to go hiking with her husband and dogs, ride horses and make Kansas City-style BBQ.
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine – MMMSPA
Vanderbilt University – Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Spanish
- High school science teacher, Kansas City, 2013-2015
- Educational program analyst, Dallas, 2015-2016
- Behavioral research assistant, Kansas City, 2016-2019