Kate grew up in Kelowna, spending her days playing in the mountains and water. At a young age, she fell in love with cross-country skiing, dogs, and pharmacology. These loves have all stood the test of time. She moved to Edmonton to complete a BSc in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta, then headed south to attend medical school at the University of Calgary. While having enjoyed her time exploring the Rockies and the Royal Tyrell Museum, she was ready to return home to the West, aka best Coast, and its lack of country music.
Kate fell in love with EM in the first week of medical school and never looked back. She loves the undifferentiated patient and constant motion. Her academic interests include toxicology and harm reduction, evidence-based medicine, and resource stewardship.
Outside of medicine, Kate enjoys any form of outdoor adventure. She is passionate about spreading her love of Bill Nye and science. Most of her time is spent thinking of, talking about, and befriending any and all dogs.
Kate was excited to join the tight-knit, collegial RCH team and looks forward to five years filled with the high acuity and interesting medicine!