News & Honours


Dr. Jessica Liauw accepted in the UBC Clinician Investigator Program
February 27, 2017The Division of MFM is proud to announce that Dr. Jessica Liauw, who is currently enrolled in our MFM Subspecialty training program, has been accepted in the UBC Clinician Investigator Program. The UBC CIP is a fully funded two-year program that allows UBC residents the unique opportunity to gain research experience and pursue Master, PhD […] Read More >


Dr Thom Wroz – Interim Division Head, General Obstetrics & Gynaecology
February 20, 2017We are delighted to welcome Dr. Thom Wroz as the Interim Division Head of General Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr Wroz  was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 16.   He attended  Ashbury College in Ottawa and gained his BSc (anat)  at McGill University and his MD at Dalhousie University.  He was a UBC Resident in the […] Read More >


GOC/APOG joint program on enhancing competency in health advocacy
February 20, 2017The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC) and The Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (APOG) are pleased to announce that the UBC project “PAP Challenge during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week at UBC 2016” has been selected as the “Project Involving the Most Residents”. Our university is among four other […] Read More >


2017 Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum: Sowing the Seeds of Research Excellence in our Rising Stars
February 10, 2017  The seventh annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place on January 26, 2017 at the Listel Hotel. This year the Forum was preceded by a Workshop for Research Facilitation attended by 46 clinicians, researchers and trainees from across our department. The workshop included presentations by senior researchers and staff on key stages of […] Read More >


UBC Reproductive Infectious Diseases Fellowship
February 7, 2017The Reproductive Infectious Diseases (RID) fellowship is hosted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is made possible through highly valued partnerships with the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Medical Microbiology) and the Women’s Health Research Institute. Dr. Chelsea Elwood is the current Clinical Fellow in […] Read More >


STRIDER Canada is now recruiting in British Columbia
February 6, 2017STRIDER Canada is a clinical trial to assess whether, in pregnancies with early onset intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) if sildenafil improves blood flow to the baby, improving health and thereby allowing doctors to wait longer for delivery. The increased awareness for the participant population is unique to this study as there is currently no […] Read More >


Dr Jennifer Hutcheon Promotion
January 17, 2017We are happy to announce that Dr Jennifer Hutcheon has been promoted to Associate Professor. Dr Hutcheon is a perinatal epidemiologist with the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her research uses population databases and registries to improve our understanding of maternal and infant health. Current interests include the assessment of fetal growth, perinatal research methods, […] Read More >


Dr. Jan Christilaw named to Order of Canada
January 3, 2017Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. On December 30th, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, named new members including Dr. Jan Christilaw.  As Vice President, Provincial Women’s and Newborn Health, […] Read More >


Dr. Sarka Lisonkova honoured for highly cited research by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
December 12, 2016Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, was honoured by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology for her highly cited research on preeclampsia. Her paper (Lisonkova S, Joseph KS. Incidence of preeclampsia: risk factors and outcomes associated with early- versus late-onset disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Dec;209(6):544.e1-544.e12. doi: […] Read More >


Roopan Gill- Awarded Prestigious Population Council Scholarship
December 7, 2016UBC Family Planning Fellow, Dr. Roopan Gill was awarded a prestigious fully funded scholarship to work with the Population Council for one month in New York City. She will be engaged in writing systematic reviews and involved with projects involving new reproductive and contraceptive technologies and learning how to move policy into action. Join us […] Read More >