Commander Kimberly Broom is a native of Lone Star, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science as well as a Master of Science in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. In 2000, she was selected for the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Upon completion of her M.D. in 2004, she came on active duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.
Commander Broom’s initial duty station was at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where she completed her internship in Internal Medicine. She was then stationed with Third Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan as a General Medical Officer 2005-2006 and served as Senior Medical Officer 2006-2007. During her time with MLG, she deployed in support of several Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief missions in Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
She then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD from 2007-2009. Her first staff physician assignment was at Naval Hospital Lemoore, CA where she served as Internal Medicine Department Head, Senior Medical Officer and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff from 2009-2012. From 2012-2016, Commander Broom was assigned to Naval Hospital Sigonella where she served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Director for Medical Services. In 2016, she reported as the Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Headquarters Marine Corps.
Commander Broom’s decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal, Navy -Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit awards. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and The Obesity Society. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and currently licensed to practice medicine in Virginia.
Commander Broom is married to Commander John Broom of Columbia, MS.