Diane Madlon-Kay, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Diane Madlon-Kay

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-343-7153

Office Address:
Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic
2020 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

MD, New York Medical College

Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

MS, University of Minnesota


Diane Madlon-Kay, MD, MS, trained in an army family medicine residency and served five additional peace-time years. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2005, she taught at Regions Hospital. In addition to conducting her research projects, Madlon-Kay is active in several practice-based research networks. Her primary area of clinical and research interest is maternal-child health, particularly newborn jaundice and childhood immunizations.


Maternal child health, practice-based research networks, evidence-based medicine

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians

North American Primary Care Research Group

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Academic Pediatric Association


Research Summary/Interests

Maternal-Child Health


Madlon-Kay DJ, Munib S. Autism screening and MMR vaccination in children of Somali refugees. International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. 2016;3(1):17-9.

Madlon-Kay DJ, Kasi S, Malik N. Developmental screening of Somali children: use of the parents’ evaluation of developmental status (PEDS) questionnaire. Int J Clin Med. 2016;3(1):13-16.

Faisal M, Madlon-Kay DJ. For what gastrointestinal disorders in adults are probiotics effective? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(10):9-10.

Townsend L. Madlon-Kay DJ. Is it safe to add long-acting B-2 agonists to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with persistent asthma? J Fam Pract. 2015;64(6):370-1.

Zayed S, Madlon-Kay DJ. Growth hormone for treatment of idiopathic short stature in children. Am Fam Physician. 2015;92(1):64.

Madlon-Kay DJ. Dizziness. In: Smith MA, Shimp LA, Schrager S, eds. Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention. Sixth edition. Lange; 2014:145-8.

Rillo AC, Madlon-Kay DJ. Is aspirin effective in preventing maternal or fetal complications in pregnant women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension? Evidence-based practice. 2018; 21(7) E18-E19

Ashna B, Madlon-Kay DJ. What are the health risks of occupational silver exposure? Evidence-based practice. 2018; 21(7)9

Toor S, Madlon-Kay DJ. Do Southeast Asian immigrants have a higher incidence of cervical cancer than the general population of Western countries? Evidence-based practice. 2018;21(6) E8-E9

Price E, Madlon-Kay DJ. What is the best treatment for chronic anal fissures in adults? Evidence-based practice. 2018; 21(6) E1-E2

Clyde M, Madlon-Kay DJ. Is levetiracetam more effective than carbamazepine for the long term treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in healthy adults? Evidence-based practice. 2018;21(5)10-11

Brown R, Madlon-Kay DJ. Are inter-contraction intervals helpful in predicting when a term woman should present for labor evaluation? American Family Physician. 2018;97(5)348B

Okonkwo N, Madlon-Kay DJ. When should patients presenting with a CVA receive thrombolytics? Evidence-based practice. 2017;20(10) 7-8

Madlon-Kay DJ, Smith ER. Effect of an educational intervention and parental vaccine refusal forms on childhood vaccination rates in a clinic with a large Somali population. Family Medicine and Community Health. 2017;5(3) 188-192

Choudhary K, Madlon-Kay D. Are prophylactic antibiotics effective in preventing infection following first trimester abortion? Evidence-based practice. 2017;20(9) 7



  • Family medicine, Women's health, Children's health