Dr. Kari Sampsel is a staff Emergency Physician and Medical Director of the Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.
She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine with a fellowship in Clinical Forensic Medicine at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne, and is currently the only Canadian physician to hold this designation.She has been active in the fields of forensic medicine and medical education, with multiple international conference presentations, publications and committee work.She has been honoured with a number of national awards in recognition of her commitment to education and awareness.She founded NightLight Consultants – a tech company Рto help educate and prevent sexual assault and harassment at events and on campus.
Dr. Sampsel is happily married sports addict with 2 young children.A CrossFit enthusiast, she holds the title of “Fittest Masters Doctor – Canada East” in the 2018 CrossFit Open, which she hopes to maintain this year!