Our Team of Pediatricians

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Dr. Derek Rajakumar

Dr. Rajakumar completed a Pediatric Residency from the University of Saskatchewan, including an 18 month fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from London, England. His clinical interests include infants with feeding difficulties, sleep disorders, and mental and behavioural concerns. He fell in love with the BC Interior after a locum, and he is excited to be living in Vernon. Derek is looking forward to spending time at the lake, mountain biking and hiking the picturesque local trails.

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Dr. Kathryn MacKinlay

Dr. MacKinlay attended UBC medical school, completing her clinical training in Vancouver, Prince George, and an integrated clerkship in Chilliwack. Prior to moving to Vernon to begin her working relationship with NOPC, she worked in Calgary at both Alberta Children’s Hospital and a community-based clinic. Her clinical interests include managing childhood obesity, vascular birthmarks and hemangiomas, endocrine disorders, and behavioural challenges. Originally from Kamloops, Kathryn is thrilled to be back in the BC Interior to take advantage of the outdoors in all 4 seasons.