Dr. Kimberly Rutherford

Family Medicine
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr. Kimberly Rutherford was raised in Peterborough, Ontario and attended Acadia and Dalhousie Universities in Nova Scotia for her undergraduate studies. She earned a Masters degree in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford where her thesis work focused on the effectiveness of social-networking based interventions for reducing HIV transmission in high-risk populations. She studied medicine at McMaster University and completed both her residency training in Family Medicine and the Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.


Dr. Rutherford was thrilled to join the team at Spectrum Health when she took over Dr. Brian Willoughby’s practice in 2013. She has a special interest in men’s health, primary care for the LGBTQ community and HIV medicine, including both treatment of HIV and its comorbidities, as well as increasing awareness of and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.


She worked for four years on the Primary Outreach Services team at Vancouver Coastal Health, providing low barrier primary care and addictions services in SROs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She is also a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Family Practice at UBC.


Kim and her wife Kate have three young daughters and live in East Vancouver. They are an active family, enjoying walking, biking, swimming and weekend visits to local farmers markets. Kim is also an avid hockey player.