Dr. Hitkari is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrcis and Gynaecology.

Dr. Hitkari completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia and during this time received awards in the areas of clinical teaching and research. He then completed a formal fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto before returning to Vancouver to join Olive Fertility Centre as a co-director.

He was thrilled to receive the Medical Undergraduate Class of 2012 Outstanding Educator Award. He is most proud of being the recipient of the H. Hill Humanitarian award for exceptional patient care.



Dr. Hitkari has a special interest in medical education. He currently is heavily involved in Year 3 Clinical Clerkships of  the UBC MD Undergraduate Program. He also coordinates the Reproduction Seminars for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residents and physicians. Dr. Hitkari lectures extensively throughout the year to family practitioners, family practice residents, allied health professionals and gynecologists.

Dr. Hitkari’s publications are:
  • Gray, K., Copeland, J., Anderson, P., & Hitkari, J.  (2014, September). Patient utilization of psychological counselling during IVF: implications for nursing practice. Poster session presented at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Taylor, E. & Hitkari, J. (2009). Hysteroscopic identification of a uterine arteriovenous malformation.

    J Obstet Gynaecol Can., 31(12):1117-8.

  • Hitkari, J. A., Singh, S. S., Shapiro, H. M., Leyland, N.(2007). Essure treatment of hydrosalpinges. Fertil Steril., 88(6):1663-6

  • Yee, S

    ., Hitkari, J. A., Greenblatt, E. M. (2007). A follow-up study of women who donated oocytes to known recipient couples for altruisic reasons. Hum Reprod., 22(7):2040-50