Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr. Kara Solmundson is dual certified in family medicine and sports medicine and practices both at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver.
Dr. Solmundson obtained her BSc (Chemistry) and MD from the University of Manitoba and completed her Residency in Family Medicine at University of British Columbia. She subsequently completed a Sports and Exercise Medicine fellowship at the UBC Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, while concurrently completing a Master’s Degree in Exercise Medicine and Exercise Prescription.
Dr. Solmundson is known for her bedside manner and patient-centred, evidence-based care. She has a special interest in prevention and believes that lifestyle plays a key role in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She delights in supporting and empowering her patients to embrace healthier lifestyles.
Dr. Solmundson’s passion for all aspects of mental, emotional and physical health, stem from her personal experience representing Canada in the Olympic Games, Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship(s) and numerous International events as a National team athlete in the sport of badminton.
Incorporating her background as an athlete, Dr. Solmundson has worked extensively in the field of sports medicine including serving as a sports medicine physician for various teams and events which include local, collegiate and professional sports, the performing arts, endurance events and the Olympic Games.
Dr. Solmundson is a passionate advocate for physical activity and incorporating exercise prescription and movement into medicine. Dr. Solmundson has had her research in these areas published and has presented at local, National and International Medical conferences. She is a UBC clinical instructor for the faculty of Medicine in the departments of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Solmundson serves on the Board of Directors of the BC Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Foundation as well as the Doctors of BC Athletics and Recreation Committee.
Beyond medicine, you can find Dr. Solmundson being physically active outdoors with her husband and two boys.
You can follow Dr. Solmundson on twitter @MD_HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living)
Dr. Kara Solmundson is supported by Clinical Care Coordinator, Allison Kerr.