Biography

Dr. Skoll completed her MD at the University of Saskatchewan in 1982, followed by rotating internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.

Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University was completed in 1988, and she went on to sub-specialty fellowship training at the University of Tennessee, Memphis from 1988-1990.

Dr. Skoll was on faculty at the University of Montreal, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1990 – 2001.  At that time, she moved to Vancouver and took a faculty position in the Division of MFM, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC.

Dr. Skoll has been active at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, having served for many years on the exam board, including 4 years as Chair of the Examinations in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Since 2010, she has been the Chair of the Specialty Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Royal College.  She is also a member of the Assessment Committee of the Royal College and the Specialty Standards Review Committee.

Dr. Skoll is the president of the Canadian Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 2014-2016.

 

Research Interests/Skills

– Preterm birth
– Alloimmunisation – red cells and platelets
– Evaluation and Assessment strategies for specialists

Publications

Ashish Sharma, Roger Jen, Bernard Kan, Abhinav Sharma, Elizabeth Marchant, Anthony Tang, Izabelle Gadawski, Chrisof Senger, Amanda Skoll, Stuart E Turvey, Laura M.Sly, Helen C.F. Cote, and Pascal Lavoie. Developmental lack of NLRP3 inflammation activation in human monocytes. European Journal of Immunology. 1521-4141. Sep 23, 2014.

Ashish Sharma, Roger Jen, Rollin Brant, Mihoko Ladd, Quing Huang, Amanda Skoll, Christof Senger, Stuart Turvey, Nico Marr, Pascal M. Lavoie. Hierarchical Maturation of Innate Immune Defences in Very Preterm Neonates. Neonatology 2014;106:1-9 J.

Lisonkova S, Sabr Y, Mayer C, Young C, Skoll A. Joseph KS. Maternal morbidity associated with early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014. 124(4);771-81.

JA Hutcheon, MA Skoll, GD Eastabrook, KI Lim. The Case for Universal Cervical Length Screening to Prevent Preterm Birth: Is it Strong Enough to Change Practice in Canada? J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 2012. Dec;34(12):1184-7.

Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Placental Insufficiency and Aortic Isthmus Flow (PIAF)
PI: JC Fouron Co: J Crosselin, JC Pasquier et al

Projects

Dr Skoll’s research interests lie in the following areas:

– Preterm birth
– Alloimmunisation – red cells and platelets
– Evaluation and Assessment strategies for specialists