Kristin Houghton

MD, MSc, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med

Paediatrician/Sports Medicine

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About Kristin

Kristin is a paediatrician who specializes in Paediatric Rheumatology and Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). Kristin received a BA from Cornell University, and a medical degree from UBC, and completed her paediatric training at Dalhousie University. She returned to Vancouver to complete her paediatric rheumatology fellowship, sports medicine fellowship and Master of Science (Human Kinetics) at UBC.

Kristin is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and works as a paediatric rheumatologist at British Columbia Children’s Hospital. She is actively involved in education and research. She is the director of the UBC Paediatric Rheumatology training program and is involved in the education of medical students and medical residents. Her research interests include physical activity and exercise in children with chronic illness. Her clinical practice at Kids Physio Group is focused on the assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries and illness in active kids and the promotion of physical activity to keep kids healthy.

Kristin enjoys working with athletes and has served as a team doctor for the Canadian National and Under-20 women’s soccer teams. She was also a volunteer physician at the 2010 Paralympics.

In her spare time, she can be found at the local parks and playgrounds with her young family.

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