Nurse Practitioners

Karen Sims, MN, NP(A)

  • Joined the BC Adult Bleeding Disorders Program in 2017

Karen works in acute and ambulatory care with the adult bleeding disorder program at St. Paul’s Hospital. She completed a combined Masters/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program through the University of Toronto in 2006. She initially worked with an acute general surgery service with a transition to primary care in 2012. She has been nursing for over 20 years in both Ontario & in British Columbia since 1999. She was on the executive board for the BC nurse practitioner association from 2009-2017 and has been a preceptor for RN & NP students.

Her volunteer activities have included Blackcomb ski patrol for 15 years, Vancouver 2010 sliding center, Ironman Canada 2011, 2013, 2014 medical aid tent, and test of metal Squamish first responder. When not working Karen loves to be outdoors…yes even in the rain.


Michelle Bech, MN, NP(A)

  • Joined the BC Adult Bleeding Disorders Program in 2018


Meet our Nurse Practitioners