Dr. Kari Sampsel MD, FRCPC


Dr. Kari Sampsel MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor

MD, MSc, FRCPC DipForSci

Kari Sampsell


Medical School

  • Queen’s University, 2003


  • Queen’s University – Emergency Medicine
  • Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine – Clinical Forensic Medicine

Other Roles

  • Medical Director – Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program
  • Clinical Competency Committee Member
  • Crowding and Patient Advocacy Committee Member

Personal Interests

  • NFL
  • CrossFit enthusiast
  • Feminist
  • Mother
  • Bracketologist;

Personal philosophy or quotes

“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills” – Sheryl Sandberg



  • 2016 – Al Drummond Award for Advocacy, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
  • 2017 - #GoSponsorHer Award for Women in Leadership, The Ottawa Hospital
  • 2016 - Emergency Medicine Mentor of the Year Award, University of Ottawa
  • 2008 – 2018 - Nomination– Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa

Fields of Interest

  • sexual assault
  • intimate partner violence
  • medicine and law
  • forensic science
  • Education
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