Meet

Kyle

Dr. Kyle Horton is an emerging local leader in Veterans, public health, education, and environmental policy who is currently running for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in the 2020 election.

Kyle was raised in a family with a long history of service in the United States Armed Forces. She continued her family’s legacy of public service as an instructor of medical residents with the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she cared for Veterans in a post-deployment clinic. There Kyle helped train the next generation of VA physicians to address the physical and mental health needs of our returning heroes.

She has worked alongside Veterans advocacy groups on Capitol Hill for passage of the Clay Hunt
Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act and championed legislation and policies addressing opiate safety, military sexual trauma, Veterans’ burn pit exposures, and to improve the care of women Veterans. Kyle currently works educating providers on veteran-specific healthcare needs as well as consulting on complicated Veteran medical cases and assisting Vets with medical opinions for their benefit claims.

Kyle’s unique combination of experience and expertise will make her an asset and much-needed voice on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. As an internal medicine doctor who earned a Master of Business Administration in a physician leadership development program, she was trained alongside Master of Public Health student doctors to understand the tremendous complexities of healthcare economics and policy. This is why Kyle’s campaign is committed to retain local control of NHRMC—she understands the need for a delayed, deliberate, and fundamentally democratic process in regard to its future.

As a physician and community leader, Kyle has long advocated and fought for the rights of New
Hanover County’s citizens. In her campaign for County Commission, she will continue to prioritize
healthcare, clean water, sustainable growth, and to strengthen public education. Kyle is committed to reversing recent changes to the transparency of our county governance that she believes run counter to basic democratic norms and values.

The Doctor is in, and she is ready to serve you!

● Graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received
the highest student affairs leadership award.

● Earned both her MD and MBA degrees in a 5-year physician leadership development program at Wright
State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

● Completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in
Richmond, VA where she was named Outstanding Senior Resident.

● Researched and improved adherence to clinical practice guidelines for cancer screenings in her clinic—
the resulting abstract was selected for a one of 7 plenary presentations out of over 600 submissions to the
Southern Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine.