Dr. Kathryn WatsonThe Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn Watson will be taking on the role of Department of Medicine Site Lead at RGH as of Sept. 1, 2021.

Dr. Watson is a General Internal Medicine specialist in the Department of Medicine with a cross appointment as Clinical Pharmacology staff under the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Watson completed four years of medical school at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, then completed her Residency training in Internal Medicine followed by a two-year fellowship in General Internal Medicine, both of which were here in Calgary. She is currently completing the final paper for her Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology through Michigan State University.

The Department would also like to thank Dr. Anna Purdy for her important contributions to theDepartment of Medicine and RGH during her tenure in the role. We would particularly like to highlight Dr. Purdy’s outstanding leadership at RGH throughout the COVID pandemic. Dr. Purdy is moving on to the provincial role of Senior Medical Director within the Medicine SCN. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kathryn Watson to her new leadership role.