Mimi Boren, MD

Dr. Mimi Boren joined Kids First in 2017, after recently completing her residency in pediatrics at University of Chicago. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where she is one of five children. Dr. Boren comes from a family of doctors, and from a young age, she says, she felt the “call to medicine” as she saw her father make a positive impact in the lives of patients.
As an undergraduate at University of Notre Dame, she studied pre-medicine and Spanish. She studied abroad during junior year in Toledo, Spain, where she greatly improved her Spanish language skills, and she looks forward to seeing some exclusively Spanish-speaking patients at Kids First. She and her husband, Nate, welcomed their son, Charlie, into their family last December. She says, “He brings us joy every day, and he has given me a whole new perspective on being a pediatrician.” Now before she orders a blood draw or a medication, she says she thinks about if she would want her own son to endure that same routine. She has also done become passionate about breastfeeding through her own experience.
She is excited to join Kids First Pediatric Partners. She says, “When I first met Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo, I felt like I had known her for years. The first time I went to Kids First, I knew I would fit in well there. I truly feel lucky to be joining such a wonderful team, and I know it will be an honor to care for the families who choose us for their pediatric care.”
Dr. Boren says she hopes to see a lot of newborns so she can continue to care for them for years to come. “I’m excited to do what I set out to do when I started in medicine and really establish good relationships with families.”
When she is not working or caring for her baby, she enjoys running and being outside.