Sports Medicine Physicians
The four physicians at WSM are certified as specialists in sports medicine by the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and received post graduate fellowship training in sports
medicine. The WSM physicians are committed to providing expert and comprehensive medical care for both high performance and recreational athletes.
Dr. Katarzyna (Kathy) Walus, MD
B.Sc., CCFP (SEM)
Dr. Walus is a fellowship trained primary care sport medicine physician and adjunct professor with McMaster University. She currently enjoys caring for active individuals of all ages and at all levels. She strives to keep her patients active and prevent activity-related injuries. She also enjoys teaching and being involved with the local medical school, occasionally takes on medical students and residents.
As a teenager, she was a member of both Canadian and Polish Junior and Senior National Swimming Teams. She competed in many national and international events- placing 4th in the 400IM at the European Junior Swimming Championships. Dr. Walus swam for the local Region of Waterloo – ROW Swim Club- for many years.
While completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), she was also a Division 1 NCAA athlete in both swimming and track and field and held several school records there.
Dr. Walus completed her Family Medicine training at Western University and her medical degree at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. She completed her fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Clinic/Western University in London, Ontario. During her time at Western, she was the team doctor for the Western Mustangs Women’s Soccer Team and assisted with the coverage and care of many other teams’ athletes. She has also covered several community sporting events such as the Forest City Road Races, the Muskoka 70.3 Ironman and the Para Hockey Canadian Tire Cup.
While her athletics and training have taken her around the world, she always considers KW her home.
Dr. Walus believes in, and enjoys living, an active lifestyle. She continues to swim, run and ride bikes in her spare time. She hopes to start competing in triathlons over the next couple of years, but for now stays active with her young family as best she can. She is fluent in both Polish and English.