Speaker Profile

Katharina Cardinal, MD, CCFP, completed a degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology with a minor in Women’s Studies, followed by her MD at the University of Calgary and a Family Medicine residency at the University of Alberta. She was previously involved in Health Canada’s initiative for Pregnancy-Related Issues in the Management of Addictions (PRIMA). More recently, Dr. Cardinal co-founded the Maternal Medication Use and Neonatal Abstinence Program (MMUNA) where she continues to play an active role. She currently works as a clinical assistant in the department of Women’s Health at the Grey Nun’s Community Hospital and as a Community Perinatal Program physician for Alberta Health Services, Edmonton. She is also one of the principal physicians at the Millwoods Maternity Care Clinic. She is passionate about evidence-informed practice, compassionate maternity care for vulnerable populations, resident education and the social aspects of medicine.
I do not have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).