Dr. Nancy K. Monaghan Beery passed away on March 7, 2023, after an extended illness.

Dr. Monaghan Beery received a BS in Biology from Marquette University, her DO degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and a Master of Public administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed a pediatric internship, residency and was also chief resident at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. She was employed as a pediatrician by Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. She was a clinical instructor for the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, Duluth, MN and at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth, MN. She was a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Monaghan Beery embodied everything an osteopathic pediatrician should be. She was passionate about educating future doctors, advocating for pediatric patients and their families, and promoting health and wellness. This was evident with her involvement within the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) where she was a member for many years. She was the Chair of the Wellness Committee and created wellness events at ACOP continuing medical education conferences. She -served as Program Chair for several ACOP conferences, as well as Co-Chair for the CME Committee. She also held several positions on the ACOP Board of Trustees including Trustee, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President.

Dr. Monaghan Beery was recognized for her contributions as a pediatrician with the 2018 ACOP Harold H. Finkel, DO and Arnold Melnick, DO Community Pediatrician of the Year Award. She also received an Excellence in Teaching award, Student Voice Award from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

The ACOP extends our condolences to her husband, Mr. Michael Berry, her sons Joshua and Jacob Berry, family members, and friends.

Dr. Monaghan Beery was a great friend and colleague to the ACOP and its members. Her positive attitude, radiant smile, compassion, and kindness will forever be remembered.

Dr. Monaghan Beery’s family has requested that donations be made ACOP to in her honor. You may donate to the ACOP PRES Fund by clicking here.

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