Kathleen Gartke, MD FRCSC

Senior Medical Officer, The Ottawa Hospital

General Campus Surgeons & Faculty


Dr. Kathleen Gartke is the Senior Medical Officer at The Ottawa Hospital. She is an orthopaedic surgeon having practiced in Ottawa for 32 years after obtaining her fellowship in 1984. She specialized in problems of the foot and ankle in the early 1990’s. Her career began at The Grace Hospital, and she has been on staff at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) for 22 years since amalgamation. In 2008 she took an academic position with the University of Ottawa becoming an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2013. Her current research interests (with publications) include quality improvement, patient experience, physician leadership and physician wellness. Dr Gartke chairs the Medical Affairs Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Regional Clinical Operations Committee. She serves as Executive sponsor to several hospital committees in her areas of interest, and sits on advisory committees at the University. In 2016 Dr Gartke retired from clinical practice and has since devoted her time to hospital administration.

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Doxtater

Practicing Location(s)

  • General Campus

Office Location

The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus
501 Smyth Road, Admin Offices, Room N
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6


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