Kara Davis, M.D. received her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. She attended medical school and completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She remained at the University of Illinois serving as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for ten years. She currently practices in the Chicagoland area. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Davis has a special interest in the connection between mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing with physical disease. She is a firm believer in the importance of health preservation through lifestyle modification, particularly the role of diet and exercise in disease prevention. She has done research in the area of obesity in African-American women, and in lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes in minority populations. She currently serves on the speaker’s bureau for the Live Empowered Executive Council of the American Diabetes Association, a council comprised of health professionals who are devoted to lowering the incidence of diabetes in minority populations. Dr. Davis is also a member of the Multicultural Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Office in Chicago which is made up of individuals devoted to lowering the incidence of cardiovascular disease in minority populations.
Dr. Davis is a native of Chicago and currently resides with her husband, Bishop Lance Davis, and their four children in South Holland, Illinois. Bishop Davis is the Senior Pastor of New Zion Covenant Church in Dolton, Illinois. Dr. Davis is the author of Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss: A 50-Day Renewal of Body, Mind & Spirit (Siloam Press, 2008), Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart, (Siloam Press, 2013) and The Weigh of Life Journal (self-published, 2006).
Dr. Davis presents at conferences and conducts seminars, workshops and radio interviews both locally and nationally. She has contributed to a variety of national publications including Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman Magazine, Focus on the Family’s Physician Magazine, Essence Magazine, Jet Magazine, Today’s Christian Parent Magazine and Today’s Christian Woman Magazine where she was a contributor to the “Ask the Experts” medical column. Dr. Davis enjoys cooking and gardening. She is a Sunday School Teacher, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
“A Change of Heart.” Physician Magazine, November/December, 2001
“Are You Feeding Your Need?” SpiritLed Woman, April/May 2002
“Heart-Healthy Living.” SpiritLed Woman, February/March 2004
“Why Is the Church So Fat?” Charisma Magazine, July, 2004
“Weigh to Go!” Today’s Christian Woman, September/October 2004
“Say No to Diabetes.” SpiritLed Woman, February/March 2005
“Going to Waist?” Christian Parenting Today, Spring 2005
“How to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer” SpiritLed Woman, October/November 2005
“The New Drug Abusers” SpiritLed Woman, February/March, 2006
“Ask The Experts” Today’s Christian Woman Q & A Column