Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce two new specialists providing services in its newly redesigned outpatient clinic wing: Dr. Kate Kelly, Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgeon, and Dr. Irfan Moledina, Consultant Paediatrician.

Dr. Kelly will serve local patients referred by their family doctor or specialist physician, offering surgical treatment for skin lesions suspicious for skin malignancy. Dr. Kelly has focused her professional career on surgical management of skin cancer and subsequent facial reconstruction. As one of the few surgeons in Eastern Ontario whose practice is fully dedicated to skin cancer management, she helps patients navigate the intimidating world of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Kate Kelly

After finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, Dr. Kelly completed her medical training at Dalhousie University. She followed this with a five-year residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa, and then an international fellowship in Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery through Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, training with experts in the field across Canada and New Zealand. Dr. Kelly is currently completing the rigorous Masters in Medicine: Skin Cancer program through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

Dr. Irfan Moledina offers a full range of paediatric services, including general paediatrics, development, post-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) care, and behaviour.  He has extra training in child mental health and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At KDH he will be serving local patients who have been referred by their family physician or nurse practitioner. He notes that he does not provide primary care ─ the day to day healthcare that a family doctor would deliver.

Dr. Irfan Moledina

Dr. Moledina graduated from medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2010. He then completed a paediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and started practicing as a Consultant, General Paediatrician in 2014. He maintains hospital privileges at CHEO and the NICU and Special Care Nursery at The Ottawa Hospital and is also a Lecturer in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, in the Department of Paediatrics.

“We are thrilled to welcome both Dr. Kelly and Dr. Moledina to KDH,” said Cathy Burke, KDH’s Vice President of Nursing/Clinical Services.  “Dr Kelly will complement our existing dermatology and plastic surgery clinics by offering more extensive intervention. Dr. Moledina, in addition to providing a comprehensive range of paediatric services, will play an important role in the creation of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Health Hub for North Grenville, which KDH recently received funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to help develop.”

Dr. Moledina responded, stating, “I am excited to be able to continue offering consulting paediatric services for local residents in the new KDH clinic space, in addition to sharing my expertise in developing the new child and youth mental health and addictions health hub.”

KDH’s new clinic wing is located on the upper level of the hospital, where 4,000 square feet of under-utilized space was modernized in 2017 to effectively double the hospital’s array of outpatient services. Dr. Kelly, whose first clinic at KDH was held on March 1, 2018, commented on the new facility. “This is a wonderful space, both for my patients and myself,” she said. “In addition to being ultra-modern in terms of equipment and fittings, the new clinics are inviting and welcoming. I’m delighted to be here.”

Referring physicians are invited to visit Dr. Kelly’s website, www.ottawaskincancer.com, which contains a portal where physicians can securely and in a privacy-compliant way send digital patient photos to accompany their referrals; this aids in Dr. Kelly’s triaging and treatment of patients.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopedic care.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

T: 613-258-6133 extension 223

Email: jread@kdh.on.ca

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