Dr. Stigant studied chemistry before obtaining her medical degree at UBC, then completed internal medicine and nephrology training at University of Toronto. She received a Kidney Foundation of Canada fellowship, obtaining a Master of Health Science degree in epidemiologic research in CKD. She is medical lead for Home Hemodialysis at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, and has a busy nephrology practice with interests in complex hypertension management, prevention of CKD progression, and dialysis care.
As a mother, gardener, and educator, Dr. Stigant has incorporated her early passion for environmentalism into everyday medical practice. She conceived and delivers the inaugural UBC undergraduate medicine lecture ‘The climate crisis, planetary health, and medical practice – a call to action’. She is co-recipient of grants to reduce environmental impact of medical care in Victoria area hospitals, and is proud to chair the SNAP (Sustainable Nephrology Action Planning) committee. Active research interests include environmental assessment of kidney disease therapies, and enduring visions include development of quality low carbon kidney care systems, and the alignment of medical practice with Planetary Health principles.