Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), FCAN
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Kimberly LeBlanc is known globally as an innovative nurse leader. She is the current Academic Chair of the NSWOCC Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute (WOC Institute) and an Advanced Practice and Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse working with KDS Professional Consulting. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Queen’s University. Kimberly is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Western Ontario Master in Wound Care Program and an Affiliate Lecturer at McGill University. Kimberly is a past president and founding member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel, a board member of the International Surgical Wound Complication Advisory Panel and the co-chair of the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel.
Kimberly has lectured extensively on wound and ostomy care and is considered a global expert on wounds and ostomy issues in the aging population and has numerous publications and book chapters on wound and ostomy related topics. She sits on the editorial boards of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and Canadian Nurse. In 2016, Kimberly was awarded the Registered Nurses of Ontario Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic), and the prestigious Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Education. In 2018, she was awarded the NSWOCC President's award for her contribution to WOC nursing in Canada and in 2020, she was inducted as a Fellow for the prestigious Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (FCAN).