Jon Christopher Havelock


Jon Christopher Havelock


Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

BC Women's Hospital



Dr. Havelock is a Clinical Assistant Professor and a former Subspecialty Residency Program Director, Gynecological Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) Residency Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr. Havelock is the Chair of the REI Special Interest Group at the Canadian Fertility Andrology Society.

Dr. Havelock graduated from the University of Manitoba with BSc and MD degrees. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta, and then a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His focus is on in vitro fertilization (IVF) and tubal reconstructive surgery.



Dr. Havelock facilitates lectures to medical students of the UBC MD Undergraduate Program and to residents of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Havelock also teaches fellows training in the GREI fellowship program.

Research Interests/Skills



Cho K, Havelock JC, Gilks B, Dunne C. Case report: an identical twin with Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2018 Jan 24:1-4. doi:10.1080/09513590.2018.1431215. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29366348.

 Maithripala S, Durland U, Havelock J, Kashyap S, Hitkari J, Tan J, Iews M, Lisonkova S, Bedaiwy MA. Prevalence and Treatment Choices for Couples with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Due to Structural Chromosomal Anomalies. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018 Jun;40(6):655-662. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.09.024. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 29276169.

 Cho K, Dunne C, Albert AYK, Havelock JC. Adverse perinatal outcomes associated with crown-rump length discrepancy in in vitro fertilization pregnancies. Fertil Steril. 2018 Jan;109(1):123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.09.026. Epub 2017 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 29191448.

 Saeedi P, Yee D, Au J, Havelock J. Automatic Identification of Human Blastocyst Components via Texture. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2017 Dec;64(12):2968-2978. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2759665. Epub 2017 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 28991729.

Kim SR, van der Zanden C, Ikiz H, Kuzelijevic B, Havelock J, Kwon JS. Fertility-Sparing Management Using Progestin for Young Women with Endometrial Cancer From a Population-Based Study. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018 Mar;40(3):328-333. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.06.037. Epub 2017 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 28986185.

Dunne C, Cho K, Shan A, Hutcheon J, Durland US, Seethram K, Havelock JC. Peak Serum Estradiol Level During Controlled Ovarian Stimulation Is not Associated with Lower Levels of Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein-A or Small for Gestational Age Infants: A Cohort Study. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Oct;39(10):870-879. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.01.031. Epub 2017 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 28606451.

Carranza-Mamane B, Havelock J, Hemmings R. Prise en charge des fibromes utérins en présence d’une infertilité autrement inexpliquée. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016 Dec;38(12S):S597-S608. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.09.066. Epub 2017 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 28063569.

Nyboe Andersen A, Nelson SM, Fauser BC, García-Velasco JA, Klein BM, Arce JC; ESTHER-1 study group. Individualized versus conventional ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization: a multicenter, randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded, phase 3 noninferiority trial. Fertil Steril. 2017 Feb;107(2):387-396.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.10.033. Epub 2016 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 27912901.

Dunne C, Lawrence C, Albert A, Havelock JC. Longer ovarian stimulation reduces embryo number and clinical pregnancy rate in long GnRH agonist cycles. Minerva Ginecol. 2017 Apr;69(2):135-140. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4784.16.03938-1. Epub 2016 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 27270672.

Sakian S, Louie K, Wong EC, Havelock J, Kashyap S, Rowe T, Taylor B, Ma S. Altered gene expression of H19 and IGF2 in placentas from ART pregnancies. Placenta. 2015 Oct;36(10):1100-5. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2015.08.008. Epub 2015 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 26386650.

 Carranza-Mamane B, Havelock J, Hemmings R; REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INFERTILITY COMMITTEE; SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. The management of uterine fibroids in women with otherwise unexplained infertility. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010 Mar;37(3):277-285. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30318-2. PubMed PMID: 26001875

Corbett S, Shmorgun D, Claman P; REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY INFERTILITY COMMITTEE; SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. The prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Nov;36(11):1024-1033. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30417-5. Review. English, French. PubMed PMID: 25574681.

Singh A, Au J, Saeedi P, Havelock J. Automatic segmentation of trophectoderm in microscopic images of human blastocysts. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Jan;62(1):382-93. PubMed PMID: 25216475.

Wu EX, Wilson AD, Wong EC, Havelock JC, Ma S. Maternal origin of 47,XXY and confined placental mosaicism 47,XXY/48,XXY,+13 in an infant conceived through IVF. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 Jun;30(6):807-12. doi: 10.1007/s10815-013-0001-6. Epub 2013 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 23624985; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3696456.

Dunne C, Havelock JC. Malignant ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor localized with selective ovarian vein sampling. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2012 Nov-Dec;19(6):789-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2012.08.006. PubMed PMID: 23084689.

Dunne C, Havelock JC. Ovarian ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 May;34(5):409. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35234-3. PubMed PMID: 22555130.

Kimberly L, Case A, Cheung AP, Sierra S, AlAsiri S, Carranza-Mamane B, Case A, Dwyer C, Graham J, Havelock J, Hemmings R, Lee F, Liu K, Murdock W, Senikas V, Vause TD, Wong BC. Advanced reproductive age and fertility: no. 269, November 2011. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Apr;117(1):95-102. PubMed PMID: 22506284.

Liu K, Case A; REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INFERTILITY COMMITTEE. Advanced reproductive age and fertility. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Nov;33(11):1165-1175. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35087-3. PubMed PMID: 22082792.

Vause TDR, Cheung AP; COMITÉ D’ENDOCRINOLOGIE DE LA REPRODUCTION ET INFERTILITÉ; COMITÉ DE SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DE FERTILITÉ ET D’ANDROLOGIE VS will check. [Ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome]. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010 May;32(5):503-511. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34505-4. French. PubMed PMID: 20500960. 

Min JK, Hughes E, Young D; COMITÉ COMMUN SOGC-CFAS SUR LES DIRECTIVES CLINIQUES; COMITÉ D’ENDOCRINOLOGIE DE LA REPRODUCTION ETINFERTILITÉ. [Single embryo transfer for in vitro fertilization]. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010 May;32(5):477-494. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34503-0. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 20500958.


embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010 Apr;32(4):363-377. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34482-6. PubMed PMID: 20500945.

Beshay VE, Havelock JC, Sirianni R, Ye P, Suzuki T, Rainey WE, Carr BR. The mechanism for protein kinase C inhibition of androgen production and 17alpha-hydroxylase expression in a theca cell tumor mdel. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Dec;92(12):4802-9. Epub 2007 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 17895316.

:Carr BR, Khan N, Adams-Huet B, Kakarla N, Havelock JC, Gell J. Effect of vitamin E supplementation with and without hormone therapy on circulatory inflammatory markers in postmenopausal women. Fertil Steril. 2006 Mar;85(3):667-73. PubMed PMID: 16500336.

Havelock JC, Rainey WE, Bradshaw KD, Carr BR. The post-menopausal ovary displays a unique pattern of steroidogenic enzyme expression. Hum Reprod. 2006 Jan;21(1):309-17. Epub 2005 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 16253961.

Havelock JC, Auchus RJ, Rainey WE. The rise in adrenal androgen biosynthesis: adrenarche. Semin Reprod Med. 2004 Nov;22(4):337-47. Review. PubMed PMID: 15635501.

Havelock JC, Smith AL, Seely JB, Dooley CA, Rodgers RJ, Rainey WE, Carr BR. The NGFI-B family of transcription factors regulates expression of 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 in the human ovary. Mol Hum Reprod. 2005 Feb;11(2):79-85. Epub 2004 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 15615861.

 Kim JW, Havelock JC, Carr BR, Attia GR. The orphan nuclear receptor, liver receptor homolog-1, regulates cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome p450 enzyme in human granulosa cells. J Clin ndocrinol Metab. 2005 Mar;90(3):1678-85. Epub 2004 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 15613430.

 Havelock JC, Rainey WE, Carr BR. Ovarian granulosa cell lines. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2004 Dec 30;228(1-2):67-78. Review. PubMed PMID: 15541573.

Havelock JC, Keller P, Muleba N, Mayhew BA, Casey BM, Rainey WE, Word RA. Human myometrial gene expression before and during parturition. Biol Reprod. 2005 Mar;72(3):707-19. Epub 2004 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 15509731.

Leslie WD, Havelock J, Palser R, Abrams DN. Large-body radiation doses following radioiodine therapy. Nucl Med Commun. 2002 Nov;23(11):1091-7. PubMed PMID: 12411838.







2004 – Wyeth-Ayerst Society for Gynecologic Investigation President’s Presenters Award

2003 – American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists Award for Resident Excellence in Endoscopic Surgery

2002 – Wyeth-Ayerst Award for Excellence in Research (University of Alberta)

2001 – SOGC Women’s Health Research Award