Dr. Kirlis grew up in Sumter, SC. She received a BS degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina (USC) before attending the College of Charleston as a biochemistry major. She attended the USC of Medicine and completed residency at Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. She loves teaching residents and medical students and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence.
Dr. Kirlis and her husband, Karey, live in Mt Pleasant with their three children, Chloe, Lucy Rose and Quinn and their three dogs. She enjoys boating, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.