Episode 47 – Kim Downey

Inspiring Women Leaders

Episode 47 – Kim Downey

March 13, 2024

Episode 47 – Kim Downey

Kim Downey is a physical therapist, with extensive work experience in hospitals, sub-acute rehab facilities, outpatient settings, homes, and schools. 

She is also a recent 3-time cancer survivor, experiencing thyroid and bilateral breast cancer all since the Covid pandemic.

Based on Kim’s unique perspective as both a healthcare professional and a patient, she has a broad understanding of the current challenges facing both doctors and patients. 

She started her YouTube channel 4-months ago, “Stand Up (for) Doctors!” where she interviews primarily doctors, as well as patients, and others who intersect with healthcare, and has already published 26 episodes up to today.

Kim has become a fierce advocate for physician well-being, and her mission is to effect positive change in healthcare, for doctors and patients.

In this episode, Kim and I chatted about:

  • Her leadership roles 
  • Her leadership style 
  • Her leadership journey 
  • The leaders that helped her rise 
  • The challenges she faced on her journey 
  • How she navigated those challenges 
  • How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader 
  • Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and 
  • What she is currently excited to be working on.

Kim can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses:



Kim’s author page:

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