Dr. Kate Schmelka

Dr. Kate Schmelka has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Midwest since graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine with multiple academic awards and acknowledgments, including receiving the Fordham Award for outstanding leadership and receiving cumulative full tuition scholarships. After completing her residency at a Top 5 program, she spent 16 years in clinical practice before leveraging her clinical knowledge to contribute as both an advisor and investor to early-stage companies in Chicago’s rapidly growing entrepreneurial community.


Kate has a special interest in products and services that improve patient outcomes and streamline work flow in the evolving healthcare landscape.  As an investor she has a broad investment portfolio that includes syndication through several angels groups. As a board member of MD Angels, Kate aims to contribute to the deep knowledge base offered to participating portfolio companies that extends well beyond capital investment.