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Position: Staff – Non-Invasive Cardiologist at Kelowna General Hospital Medical Lead – Cardiology Education, Rehab and RACE Clinic Kelowna General Hospital Board Member- KGH Foundation Clinical Assistant Professor –University of British Columbia
Current Professional Activities • General cardiologist, Kelowna General Hospital (1994-present) • Echo/ Rehab/ Office/ CCU/ pacer clinic/ RACE clinic/ Education (CME/ UBCO) • COACH (Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health) cardiac rehabilitation program– Medical Director (1999 – present) • UBCO Associate Professor (2008 – present) • Cardiology lead for UBCO Medical Student/Resident education • Research involvement- principal investigator, co-PI > 30 clinical trials. • Chief Division of Cardiology (2007-2015) • Sports Cardiology BC – Okanagan Lead , 2013 – present
Education • High School – North Vancouver (Handsworth-1979) • Medical school – UBC (1986) • Int. Med. Residency/ Internships – Ottawa, New Zealand, UBC (1987- 1992) • Cardiology Fellowship (1992-1994) – UBC
Community • KGH Foundation Board member (2011 – present) • Kelowna Minor Hockey coach/trainer > 20 teams • Okanagan Mission Youth Soccer coach >20 teams
Personal • married, 4 children (ages 20- 27) • Interests – Travel, Golf, Beer League Hockey, Skiing (water, x-country, downhill), Biking, Volleyball
( Dr. Kevin Pistawka, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeo
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses What is a Defibrillator for the Heart ?