Kathy was born November 8, 1953 in Braham MN to Arlowe and Dorothy Johnson. She grew up in Braham and graduated from Braham High School. She earned undergraduate degrees from Gustavus Adolphus in Chemistry and Music and from the University of Minnesota in Pharmacy. She received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1983. She completed a three-year Neurology residency and a one-year Fellowship in Epilepsy at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Kathryn practiced at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and then in Scottsdale, AZ specializing in epilepsy. She married Merlin Hirschorn August 13, 1981 in Phoenix, AZ, and they made their home in Scottsdale, AZ.
Kathy will be remembered for her quick wit, her sense of humor, her drive and accomplishments in all of her endeavors. She will be missed by many.
Dr. Kathryn A. Hirschorn died February 6, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 49 years.