Dr. Christine Kyriakides

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Dr. Kyriakides has been the Stollery Children’s Hospital medical lead since 2001. She offers her expertise as a member, co-chair or chair of many Stollery committees. Dr. Kyriakides is a member of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association and a representative of the Stollery Site on the council. She is also on the board of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC).

Dr. Kyriakides has also volunteered her time to various roles with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA). She was a representative forum delegate (2002-12) and a member of the nominating committee and the government affairs committee. The work of the committee on reproductive care, of which Dr. Kyriakides was a member, was instrumental in improving the health and care of mothers and babies in Alberta and across Canada. Dr. Kyriakides’ interest in politics led to her involvement, since 2004, with the Canadian Medical Association’s MD-MP contact program as well as the AMA’s MD-MLA contact program. For her contributions, Dr. Kyriakides was granted AMA member emeritus status in 2012.

She holds a bachelor of science and a PhD in physiology from the University of Sheffield, U.K. When her youngest started school in Canada, Dr. Kyriakides also started school – medical school – and graduated in 1991. She became a pediatrician in 1995 and initially worked in pediatric oncology before opening her general pediatric practice in north Edmonton. For several years, she also did outreach clinics in Inuvik and Lloydminster.

Dr. Kyriakides is a past president and former board member of Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment and Support Services (formerly Youth Emergency Shelter Society).

Her passions are her two grandchildren, Oliver and Mas, as well as attending the opera.