Biography

Dr. Neeraj Mehra completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University in 2010. He then   completed two fellowships at eth University of Ottawa. First in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Gynecology and a second fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education. His current clinical practice is focused primarily on MIS cases in gynecology including advanced laparoscopy (endometriosis, fibroids, adnexal masses) as well as operative hysteroscopy. He is also actively engaged in surgical education in MIS for both residents and clinical faculty.  Dr. Mehra is a leader in obstetrical simulation at BC Women’s Hospital where he serves as the Medical Director for Simulation.  His academic interests included a wide range of educational and research activities in obstetrical simulation, surgical education, and patient safety.

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

R Geoffrion, M Suen, N Koenig, P Yong P1, E Brennand, N Mehra, M Larouche, T Lee, N Todd. Teaching vaginal surgery to junior residents: initial validation of 3 novel procedure-specific low fidelity models. Journal of Surgical Education. Jan-Feb 2016. 73(1) 157-161.

SS Singh, N Mehra, L Hopkins. Clinical practice guideline: Surgical safety checklist in obstetrics and gynaecology. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012

N Mehra, S Farshid, M Lamba, SS Singh. Post ablation tubal sterilization syndrome. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011; 33(11): 1085 (Image of the Month)

 

Oral Abstract

C Smith, F Tessier, A Hutfield, J Hutcheon, N Mehra A. Quality improvement and educational initiative to reduce morbidity associated with massive postpartum hemorrhage. Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, December 2016

AS Lichtman, B Goff, HWR Schreuder, J Lenihan, Jr, E Shore, W Parker, N Mehra, A Chiang. Improving cognitive surgical knowledge in ob/gyn residents using an interactive computer-based laparoscopic hysterectomy trainer american. Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 45th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Orlando, Florida, November 2016 (Award for the Best Abstract in the category of Basic Science/Research/Education)

AS Lictman, B Goff, HWR Schreuder, J Lenihan, Jr, G Lefebvre, W Parker, N Mehra, M Ciotti, A Chiang A. validation study: Does use of an interactive computer based laparoscopic hysterectomy trainer expand cognitive surgical knowledge of Ob/Gyn trainees beyond that of traditional educational tools. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vancouver, BC, November 2014

I Baribeau, E Felgar, F Tessier, F Chow, N Mehra. Using in situ simulation to define roles and responsibilities in the development of an obstetrical massive transfusion protocol. Royal College Simulation Summit, Toronto, ON, September 2014

N Mehra, MT O’Malley, K Labelle, H Shenassa. Development of a surgical simulation model for total laparoscopic hysterectomy. University of Ottawa Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Research Day, Ottawa, ON, May 4, 2012

N Mehra, SS Singh, S Hamstra, H Shenassa. A standardized laparoscopic language to facilitate teaching and communication in gynecologic surgery. Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG) 40th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, December 2011

D Rattray, N Mehra, H Shenassa, SS Singh. Minimally invasive hysterectomy – Improving technicity through recruitment. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical Meeting, Vancouver, BC, June 2011

 

Poster Presentation

Mehdizadeh, N Mehra, H Shenassa, K Lortie, S Singh. Language in laparoscopic surgery. Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG), Toronto, ON, December 2014

N Mehra, MT O’Malley, K Labelle, H Shenassa. Development of a surgical simulation model for total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Royal College Simulation Summit, Ottawa, ON, November 2012

K Splinter, N Mehra, SS Singh. Laparoscopic management of bilateral ureteral obstruction due to endometriosis. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical Meeting, Vancouver, BC, June 2011 (Best of Four Category)

K Arendas, K Lortie, N Mehra, SS Singh. Laparoscopic management of placenta increta. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical Meeting, Vancouver, BC, June 2011

 

Video Presentation

A Shan, S Das, M Carey, L Proctor, JH Jang, L Hoang, N Mehra. Hysteroscopic resection of low grade, early stage endometrial cancer in a patient desiring fertility preservation: a pilot case. GOC 38th Annual General Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2017

K Philips, C Dunne, N Mehra. A novel technique for hemostasis at laparoscopic myomectomy: penrose tourniquet. Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders 2nd Annual Clinical Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, May 2016

J Yam, N Mehra. A combined medical and surgical approach to the management of uterine fibroids. Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders 2nd Annual Clincical Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, May 2016

N Mehra, H Shenassa, SS Sigh. Approach to the difficult hysterectomy: Enlarged uterus. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical Meeting, Ottawa, ON, June 2012 (Best of Four Category)

N Mehra, SS Singh. Approach to the difficult hysterectomy: Bladder adhesions. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical Meeting, Vancouver, BC, June 2011 (Winner – Best Video Presentation)

 

N Mehra, H Shenassa, J Mahoney, SS Singh. Ureteric thermal injury: An attempt at conservative management. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 39th Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Las Vegas, NV, November 2010

AAGL Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedure Resident Award

Best Video Presentation

Dean’s Silver Medal in Science

Jason Lang Scholarship

Nat Christie Foundation Scholarship

Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident Teacher of the Year