Mrs. Katrina Engel
I earned my diploma in Respiratory Therapy from The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 2012 after graduating from McMaster University with an honors degree in Kinesiology. I started my career as a respiratory therapist at The Toronto Western Hospital (UHN) in adult acute care and at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In 2014 I began working at Markham Stouffville Hospital with all patient populations in both the acute care and inpatient areas. In 2018 I transitioned to my current position as Clinical Project Lead for the Breath Better at Home program in the outpatient COPD clinic where I was responsible for leading an innovative new approach to patient virtual home monitoring, furthering Markham Stouffville Hospital’s (MSH) strategic vision to create a hospital without walls. I am now expanding the program other outpatient clinics including the community medicine clinic, the heart failure clinic, and the general internal medicine clinic to treat patients with various chronic conditions. The overall objective is to create an overarching hospital-wide virtual monitoring service for patients. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors with my golden retriever Dahli at the dog park, hiking in the woods, or on backcountry portaging adventures. I also enjoy sci-fi/fantasy novels and television programs including but not limited to The Sword of Truth, The Wheel of Time, The Golden Compass, and Firefly. I am excited for the next two years, I hope to learn a lot from all of you!