Julian Ballance Kate Ball
Orthopaedic Surgeon 
phone: 03 548 3455
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Kate comes to Nelson with over 10 years of experience in a busy community Orthopaedic Surgery practice in British Columbia, Canada. In 2018, Kate brought her family to Nelson on a sabbatical and worked as a locum consultant at Nelson Public Hospital. They loved the Nelson lifestyle and have now moved back permanently. When she is not in the hospital, you will find her exploring the mountains, valleys and beaches of this beautiful part of the world with her husband and four children.

Her interests include:

  • Foot and ankle reconstruction including bunions and forefoot surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Primary hip arthroplasty


  • BSc Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University. British Columbia
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Orthopaedic Residency training, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
  • Fellowship in Sports Arthroscopy, Sydney, Australia