Dr. Catherine Wilkerson was affiliated with Packard Community Clinic, which she joined after five years of working in an emergency department setting. She was formerly the director of urgent care services for Hurley Emergency Department in Flint and a clinical instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wilkerson received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado in 1977 and her Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1992. Board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.

Ann Arbor physician Catherine Wilkerson ran afoul of police on November 30, 2006, when she attempted to reach a protester who was in police custody. Wilkerson believed the protester, anti-Israel regular Blaine Coleman, was at risk of asphyxiation, and wanted police to remove his handcuffs, as well as attempting to intervene when Huron Valley Ambulance paramedics attempted to revive Coleman. The use of ammonia inhalants by HVA, she believed, was "punitive".

In November 2007, Wilkerson went on trial on misdemeanor charges of impeding police and emergency medical personnel. The prosecution held that Wilkerson had attending the event as a protester, and was acting in that capacity and attempting to incite the crowd, rather than in a medical capacity, when she engaged with emergency workers. A jury acquitted Wilkerson of all charges on December 3, 2007.


Ann Arbor physician Catherine Wilkerson says she's been fired from the Packard Community Clinic for her political activism. Officials with the clinic insist that's not the case and say she was dismissed for refusing to sign an employee contract. Wilkerson was acquiited of all charges by a jury on December 3, 2007.

A doctor gives verbal advice to protect the life of an unconscious man and she duly gets hit with attempted felonies by vindictive campus cops, with the connivance of the University of Michigan. Jury selection for her trial starts on Monday in a county courthouse in Ann Arbor.