Sam studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Sydney before undertaking junior doctor training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
During these years she completed a Diploma of Child Health from Westmead Children’s Hospital. Sam subsequently moved to Brisbane to undertake General Practice training.
She is a fellow of the RACGP and mother of two young children. Along with paediatric medicine, Sam also has an interest in women’s health and preventative medicine.
Dr Kirkwood operates her own medical services business at Red Hill Doctors Surgery.