Dawn L. Courtenay, M.D.

Dr. Courtenay graduated from Bellarmine University with a BA in English. She earned her MD from the University of Louisville in 2004 and then completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency. During her time in residency, she earned both the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and the Outstanding Continuity Clinic Resident Award.  

Dr. Courtenay is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics since 2008. She started her career in private practice doing traditional primary care, seeing patients of all ages, both in the office and in the hospital. She then joined Norton Community Medical Associates in 2015, continuing her goal of providing care to the entire family. Dr. Courtenay is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Kentucky Medical Association, and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. During her time at Norton Healthcare, she served on the Adult Primary Care Leadership Committee, and she completed the Physician Leadership Academy. Since 2009, she has continued her love of teaching by becoming Gratis Faculty for the University of Louisville Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. She worked with each resident to develop their clinical skills, but always emphasized that caring for patients is a special relationship that is a great honor and privilege. 

Dr. Courtenay has a special interest in adult preventative medicine and women’s health. She is married to her husband, Erskine, and has two stepchildren, Will and Caroline. She also has two Goldendoodles, Posi and Siena. She avidly believes fitness and diet are essential to longevity and quality of life, so she plays tennis, spins on her Peloton, runs with her dogs, and she and her husband create healthy meals. Her other interests include; traveling, boating, and needle pointing.