Catherine Bast, MD
Medical Director, Co-Founder & Family Practitioner
Mosaic Co-Founder Catherine Bast (she/they) is a Hoosier by birth, raised in PA and is a 1992 graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She moved to Elkhart in 1992, and transitioned from her midwife practice to medical school in 2006.
While in medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, she began to understand herself more clearly and embarked on her own coming out process as a queer, gender fluid boundary walker. During this process she developed an interest in serving trans, non-binary and gender-fluid patients, as well as other marginalized groups who have been alienated by traditional healthcare or have limited access to whole-person primary care.
After graduating from the Memorial Family Medicine Residency program at Memorial Hospital in 2016, Dr. Bast, along with her partner Mixhi Marquis, combined their passions for LGBTQ2IA+ advocacy, wellness, and healthcare to open Mosaic Health and Healing Arts.
Today, Katie is a board certified family practice physician and is a member of the GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) and WPATH (World Professional Association for Trans Health). She also serves as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at IU School of Medicine. She understands that her medical degree gives her power, which she uses to stand up for healing, for giving life, and for empowering others.
She is also mother to three fantastic young adults, and likes reading, running, painting and glitter.
I want to train primary care providers to care for LGBTQ2IA+ people with as much ease as they care for hetero, binary male and female patients. I want to show how easy it is to be kind, respectful and life saving. I want to show that diseases long associated with non-hetero communities can be treated and how easy it is to do so.