Katherine Buhikire is a Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Orthopedics department within the Division of Surgery. Before joining Sidra in November 2017, she spent a year in Uganda as an Afya Bora Global Health Leadership Fellow, where she worked with a local NGO to establish partner notification and HIV testing services for the sexual partners of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV. Prior to her time in Africa, Katherine worked for MultiCare Health System in the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery department at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA. She also has 4 years of experience in adult orthopedics, having worked in joint replacement and sports medicine at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.
Katherine completed her nursing training in 2009 and holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016 she completed a post-Masters certificate in Orthopedics at Duke University. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner in the United States in both Family Practice and Orthopedics.
Mrs. Buhikire’s clinical areas of interest include pediatric fractures, clubfoot, pediatric hip and pediatric spine. She is also keenly interested in global health, namely ensuring access to orthopedic care and surgery in the developing world. In addition to her nursing training, she also holds a Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in International Health from Boston University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound.
Katherine is active in research and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. At Sidra, she serves as a representative for the Orthopedics department to the team responsible for implementing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).