Ryan joined the Board in 2020 and is a member of the Strategic Development Committee.
Dr. Foster and his family moved to Kelowna to pursue a career in critical care medicine and to enjoy all that the Okanagan has to offer in 2009. Since that time, he has worked largely within critical care at KGH, but also has done general medicine and critical care locums throughout Interior Health including Cranbrook, Trail, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops. Ryan has been the medical director of critical care at KGH for many years now and continues to be the medical director of the IH Critical Care Network.
When not involved in the clinical or leadership activities described above, Ryan finds time to both mountain and road bike (above average), downhill and cross country ski/ski tour (mostly average), and golf (very much below average, bordering on poorly); but his family is always his top priority.
Through his work with the Foundation, Dr. Foster hopes to continue the storied tradition and the hard work of important, relevant, patient focused fund-raising projects and campaigns here at KGH. He will provide a unique and helpful clinical lens to some of the discussions and philanthropic project development in order to help move KGH further along its growth as a truly tertiary, academic, patient-focused health care center of excellence within Interior health.