Dr. Katherine Kasha

Dr. Katherine Kasha

Dr. Katherine Kasha is an Edmonton family physician. She joined the AMA's Board of Directors at the Fall 2023 Representative Forum.

Doctors are people, too.

- Dr. Katherine Kasha

Dr. Kasha received her Doctor of Medicine in 2004 from the University of Alberta then in 2006 completed her residency in family medicine and also obtained her College of Family Physicians designation. In 2019 she was awarded the Fellowship designation (FCFP) by the College of Family Physicians and in 2022 finished CanREACH, a Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Kasha served as a member-at-large for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association in 2021, then as EZMSA vice-president in 2022 and finally as EZMSA president for most of 2023.

With the Edmonton West Primary Care Network, Dr. Kasha was a member of the Primary Care Team (September 2013-January 2017); an elected Board member (June 2018-June 2022); and a member of the Governance Committee (May 2019-June 2021). She has been a member or associate member of the Edmonton West PCN since 2007.

An active AMA member

Dr. Kasha has contributed to the profession via the AMA in many ways, including:

  • Representing the Edmonton Zone in September 2021 as an RF alternate then as RF Delegate from December 2021 to October 2023.
  • From May 2022 to October 2023, Dr. Kasha was a member-at-large for the Section of Family Medicine Executive.
  • She was the Family Medicine co-chair of the Joint Physician Advocacy Committee from May 2022 to June 2023, and was a member of the Section of Family Medicine Executive's Governance Working Group.

Benefits of working with the AMA

What made you want to become a Board member?

"I am passionate about improving the lives of physicians. Healthy physicians are essential to patient care. Whether hospital or community-based, all physicians must work together to develop system-wide solutions that work for us, and our patients." - Dr. Katherine Kasha

Favorite AMA memory?

"My favorite silly memory so far is of Dr. Nohr signing my copy of Robert's Rules of Order. 

"I have enjoyed all of my work within the AMA and appreciate so much the willingness of my colleagues and AMA staff to help me navigate my roles. An acronym spreadsheet, now over 200(!), remains one of the kindest things a staff member did for me, as acronyms are my kryptonite." - Dr. Kasha


On a personal note

In her time away from clinic and AMA work, Dr. Kasha is busy with her four kids, ages nine through fourteen. She loves watching them play soccer and now manages her eldest's team. She is hoping to pursue more crafty endeavors with her self-declared "non-sporty kid." Dr. Kasha relaxes by walking her "pandemic puppy" and going for coffee with friends.

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