Lisa Kolkman, NP (F)

Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
Masters of Nursing – NP, University of British Columbia
Graduate Certificate in Genomic Counselling and Variant Interpretation, University of British Columbia (Starting semester 2 of 4)


Lisa spent 13 years working as a registered nurse on inpatient units throughout Canada and the United States. Her training and certifications as an RN focused on neurology, neurosurgery, trauma and intensive care. She completed her Masters of Nursing in 2012 at the University of British Columbia.

Lisa joined the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic as a nurse practitioner in 2012. Lisa is the manager of the prostacyclin program for the province of BC and Yukon Territory. She developed and coordinates the genetic testing program for Familial PH, Idiopathic PAH and Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease. She is a member of the Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Registry Steering Committee and is responsible for overseeing the clinic’s database. She has been a member of the Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network since its inception and has been a repeat member of the executive. She is a regular contributor to the efforts of PHA Canada, the national patient advocacy association.

Areas of interest:

Genetics; Pulmonary Hypertension

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