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KGHPS Board of Directors

President, KGHPS Board of Directors

Originally hailing from Regina, Dr. Podavin went to med school in Saskatoon, and then completed his family medicine residency at McGill. He relocated to Kelowna in 2012, after working for a few years with the Cree in Chisasibi, Quebec. He enjoys trail running, recreational hockey (entering a Kelowna team in the Vernon doctor hockey tournament for the past several years), and loves spending time with his wife and son. Dr. Podavin is looking forward to contributing to the continuing success of the KGH Physicians Society.


Neil grew up in the South West of England and did his medical degree some kms north in Nottingham. He did 2 years working in the NHS before starting his emergency medicine training spanning 10 years between New Zealand and Australia. Once completed he was looking for an adventure playground close to mountains and fell in love with Kelowna. He’s looking forward to raising his family in Kelowna, supporting creative and innovative ideas in the hospital and many more adventures.