Past President Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Cathy Kells was born in Halifax and graduated from Dalhousie University with her MD in 1984.
She studied Internal Medicine and was appointed Chief Resident Cardiology at Dalhousie University. She attained her FRCPC in Internal Medicine in 1988 and in Cardiology in 1989.
Her postgraduate fellowship training was done in Interventional Cardiology at Dalhousie, followed by a fellowship in Heart Transplantation at Stanford Medical Center, California after which she returned to join the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie in 1990.
Dr Kells completed the Canadian Physician Manager Institute levels I - IV in 2004-05
She is past Program Director for Adult Cardiology Residency Training from 1997-2005 and served as a member of the Cardiology Examination Board for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 9 years until 2005.
Dr Kells was the Region IV representative to the Nucleus committee of the Cardiology specialty committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2002-2008.
She is past Governor of the American College of Cardiology for the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, is a member of the ACC Women in Cardiology section and the Past President of the Canadian Chapter of the American college of Cardiology. Dr Kells is the Canadian Cardiovascular Society representative and a member of the Program Planning Committee for the European Society of Cardiology.
Dr Kells was the Local Arrangements Chair for the Canadian Cardiovascular Annual Meeting in Halifax 2001 and served on the Scientific Planning committee for CCS 2000. She has been a member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Nomination committee 1997-2000, Strategic Planning working group 1998-2002, Membership committee 2012-14 and Governance committee 2013.
She chaired the Canadian Cardiovascular Society working group on Standards of Training for Subspecialty CCS Groups and has been a liaison with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as 3 of these programs serve as pilot Diploma Programs.
Dr Kells is the past Chief of Cardiology and currently serves as the Director of the Congenital Heart Program and an Interventional cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Dalhousie University and consultant cardiologist to the IWK Health Center for Women and Children.
Dr Kells is currently the immediate Past President for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.
Thursday, October 24
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, October 25
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Saturday, October 26
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