Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine of the University of British Columbia includes 20 perinatologists providing consultative care at 4 sites – BC Women’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. There is also outpatient/outreach of services to St Pauls Hospital and Vancouver Hospital. In addition to providing direct patient care at these many sites, division members provide clinical support to maternity care providers across British Columbia and the Yukon Territory through telephone and tele-health consultation. Technological advances permits division members to provide second opinion consultations for medical scans performed at any hospital in the province.

Medical Administration/Leadership is a current strength, with 9 members having formal leadership roles at the hospital, health authority, provincial or national/international level. Knowledge Translation is strong, with a number of guidelines and updates being authored at the provincial/national level by divisional

The divisional research efforts are spearheaded by 4 scientists, who work in collaboration with our clinical faculty. All four (Beristain, Hutcheon, Joseph and Lisonkova) have a strong portfolio of external funding. Dr Hutcheon was recently awarded a UBC early career scientist award. The division supports and mentors many research students at all levels, from undergraduates to post doctoral fellows.

This years annual report celebrates the excellence and commitment of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine to education at all levels of educational needs and across many health care disciplines. In particular, many division members hold university, provincial and national academic leadership positions in addition to providing thousands of hours to the educational mission. The divisional educational efforts has been recognized with many Faculty or University Awards for Teaching Excellence in the past year and some of those recipients are featured in this report , such as Dr Amanda Skoll and Dr Nancy Kent, both recipients of UBC  Career awards for teaching excellence, and Dr Tracey Pressey, who has been honored with many recognitions and awards for her work in undergraduate teaching.

More MFM Links:

See Division Member’s Q&As – Dr. Nancy Kent, Dr. Tracey Pressey, and Dr. Amanda Skoll.

Read about the MFM Fellowship Program.