Dr. O’Keefe specializes in general oncology, staying up-to-date with all different disease states and new treatment developments. She has a special interest in caring for breast and gynecological cancer patients, as well as patients with gastrointestinal cancers such as colon, pancreatic, and liver cancers. Dr. O’Keefe also expresses a keen interest in enrolling patients in clinical trials to advance the science, particularly when these trials offer improved treatment options. Moreover, she is dedicated to enhancing the care, comfort, and overall quality of life for every patient throughout their journey, ensuring dignity, grace, and peace at all stages of care.

Dr. O’Keefe treats the whole person, taking a patient-centered approach to care that is based on listening intently and understanding what patients want to achieve from treatment. Dr. O’Keefe said, “I am acutely aware of the impact that a patient’s cancer diagnosis and treatment journey can have on them as
individuals and for their family. I am passionate about making a difference in my patients’ lives. My patients and their family members are the most important people in the room. I am responsible for educating them with relevant information about their disease, alleviating their concerns at each stage in the process, and developing a high-quality, cost-effective treatment plan that best fits their individual needs. I am committed to making each patient feel empowered by the information provided to them and supported by the expertise of their care team.”

Dr. O’Keefe’s received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Carolinas Medical Center and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. During her fellowship, Dr. O’Keefe was named Chief Fellow.

Outside the office, Dr. O’Keefe enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and extended family including her nieces and nephews, traveling internationally to new places and cultures, and staying active by running, hiking with their dog, and swimming. She is on a quest to become a better cook, become fluent in Spanish, and continue to be active in global medical mission trips in the future.

Education & Training

Medical SchoolEdward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
FellowshipsAtrium Health Levine Cancer Institute
InternshipsCarolinas Medical Center
Board CertificationsMedical Oncology, Hematology

Patient Reviews

  • "This place is a place of business. And they displayed that on the highest level Doctor O'Keefe and her wonderful staff surpassed my expectations."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-02-17)
  • "Was very pleased with care and concern that Dr. O’Keefe provided. Would definitely recommend her."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-02-09)
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      5.0 Stars - (2024-02-07)
  • "It was my first appointment, and I was mainly there for hematology, but the Dr. looked at my overall health/tests. She was completely thorough, and very personable. I felt very confident with her assessment, and was heard. I feel quite lucky to have found such good care."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-01-30)
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  • "I have been very pleased with all if the staff and especially with my provider Kaitlyn O'Keefe. She is truly compassionate. She is patient and takes time to listen and hear. I am grateful for her."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-01-22)
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  • "I was very impressed with the whole staff on my first visit to Oncology Specialists. Everyone from the receptionist, nursing staff, Dr. O' Keefe, and the lab personnel were very caring and attentive, during my visit. Dr. O' Keefe spent extra time getting to know me and the issues I was dealing with. She thoroughly explained her initial impressions and plan of action, for my treatment."
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  • "Outstanding knowledgeable and caring doctor."
      5.0 Stars - (2023-12-28)
  • "Dr O’Keefe was professional and super caring. I appreciate that she took the time to listen and understand my needs. I would recommend her to anyone with liver needs."
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