Dr. Kate Austin, BScH, MD, CCFP, Dip.Derm, is a highly skilled and passionate Family Physician practicing in Skin Disorders, known for her empathetic and thorough approach to medical and cosmetic skin care.
She runs her practice on the pillars of paramount care, expertise and an understanding that truly listening to the patient will lead to the best outcomes.
Dr. Austin is a strong proponent of consistently improving her practice whether through new professional learning opportunities, refining surgical techniques or researching the latest clinical trials and treatments for her patients. Dr. Austin is passionate about helping patients find a diagnosis and relief, easing the suffering that can be part of skin concerns and improving self-esteem through effective treatments. She is known for her ability to develop positive, long-term relationships with her patients who return to her time and time again for all things skin related, from acne and eczema to skin cancer surveillance and more.
Dr. Austin earned her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University with High Distinction and graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University, where she developed an interest in dermatology. Dr. Austin then completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto and completed an intensive clinical traineeship in dermatology post-graduation. Additionally, Dr. Austin was awarded the Diploma of Practical Dermatology offered by the Department of Dermatology of the Cardiff University School of Medicine, in Wales, United Kingdom.
Dr. Austin has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and the Ontario Medical Association.
She belongs to the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association and the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada.
Dr. Austin lives in Oakville, Ontario and is excited to be a part of the world-class team at the GraceMed Olde Oakville clinic. When she isn’t busy helping her patients, Dr. Austin loves to travel, ski and spend time on Georgian Bay; her favourite place in the world.
Dr. Austin's Specialties
Dr. Austin has devoted her entire career to the science of dermatology and patient care.
Throughout her medical training, she has worked with numerous highly skilled dermatologists and plastic surgeons across Canada to hone her skillset and bring added value and experience to her practice.
Dr. Austin serves the Oakville area and sees all things skin related (i.e. severe acne, eczema, psoriasis, lesions of concern, skin cancer surveillance, etc.), with a special interest in the early diagnosis of melanoma. She regularly performs medical and cosmetic skin diagnosis and procedures on the face and body with an empathetic and expert approach, supporting her patients every step of the way toward their skin goals.