We Are IH: KGH cardiologist helps improve heart health & care

May 12, 2022

Name: Dr. Kathryn Brown (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Cardiologist, Regional Director of Cardiac Diagnostics, Medical Director of Cardiology
Years of Service: 7
Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital
Community: Kelowna
Ancestral Territory: Syilx Okanagan
Advice to live by: Life is 10 per cent what happens to you, and 90 per cent how you react to it.

An adrenaline lover and avid traveller by heart, Kathryn is also a passionate and dedicated physician leader at Interior Health. She started her physician career as a cardiologist, and has now expanded her role to also serve as an administrator and leader as Regional Director of Cardiac Diagnostics and Medical Director of Cardiology.

“Being a physician is inherently a privilege,” shares Kathryn. “You care for people at their most vulnerable, frightened, hopeful and every phase in between. To immediately be trusted, confided in, and have people place their bodies, their futures and their fears in your hands is an amazing and humbling honour that I try to live up to every day.”

In this work, she helps improve and shape the future of heart health and care in our communities – yet another amazing opportunity she says she is grateful for.


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