Dr. Kim Kelly trained as a family physician and works in addiction medicine. She entered leadership 10 years ago as a new mom of two young children to advocate for increased childcare spots for all Albertans.
Dr. Kelly has been a strong advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion for several years. She shared her #metoo medicine story with Alberta physician delegates in March, 2018 and then with Canadians on the CBC radio show “White Coat Black Art" in June, 2018. She has contributed to the Alberta Medical Association’s Healthy Working Environments framework and is the lead of the Equity in Medicine Community of Interest. She initiated the YEG Women in Medicine Networking group in March, 2019.
Dr. Kelly was honoured and surprised to win a 2019 Inspiring Woman Physician award from the Canadian Women in Medicine organization for her advocacy work. She believes that medical students, resident physicians, physicians and partners across Canada can collaboratively affect positive change and eliminate harassment, bullying and discrimination within medicine.