About Kate Kate McKinney Kate is originally from Georgia, but moved to Nashville to start her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During that time, Kate completed her Master’s in Nursing at Vanderbilt University and later her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of South Alabama. She has experience in post-surgical patient care, acute care, and nursing education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Care With Compassion At Pazona MD, our goal is to provide the highest quality care with compassion to patients. We strive to exceed patient expectations and excel in the medical community by operating with integrity and expertise.