Dr. McKinley was born and raised in Dothan, Alabama. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1997. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree with Research Honors from the University of South Alabama in May 2002. She then completed a Pediatric Internship program at University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Pediatric Residency program at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. McKinley has been certified in general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2005. Before joining Dothan Pediatric Clinic in the fall of 2008, Dr. McKinley was a pediatrician in Jackson, Mississippi and Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. McKinley received the Southern Society for Pediatric Research Trainee Travel Award (1998) and America’s Top Pediatrician Award (2008). She is a proud member of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Houston County Medical Society.