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.


Tulandi T, Martin J, Al-Fadhli Repetitive, Kabli N, Forman R, Hitkari JA, Librach C, Greenblatt E and RF Casper. Congenital malformations among 911 newborns conceived after infertility treatment with letrozole or clomiphene citrate. Fertil Steril. 2006 Jun;85(6)1761-5.

Hitkari JA, Rowe T, and P von Dadelszen. Activated protein C and the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: possible therapeutic implications? Med Hypothesis.  2006;66(5):929-33

Hitkari JA, Singh S, Shapiro H, and N Leyland. Essure®  in the Treatment of Hydrosalpinges Prior to ART: Surgical Challenges and Considerations. Fertil Steril.  2007 Dec;88(6) 1663-6 

Yee S, Hitkari JA, and EM Greenblatt. A follow-up study of women who donated oocytes to known recipient couples for altruistic reasons. Hum Reprod.  2007  Jul:22(7) 2040-50

Taylor E and JA Hitkari. Hysteroscopic identification of a uterine arteriovenous malformation. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009, Dec;31(12) 1117-8

Huang LN, Tan J, Hitkari JA, and MH Dahan. Should IVF be used as first-line treatment or as a last resort?  A debate presented at the 2013 Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society meeting. Reprod Biomed Online. 2015 Feb;30(2):128-36

Maithripala S, Durland U, Havelock J, Kashyap S, Hitkari JA, Tan J, Iews M, Lisonokova S, and MA Bedaiwy. 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

Nakhuda G, Jing C, Butler R, Guimond C, Hitkari JA, Taylor E, Tallon N, and A Yuzpe. Fertil Steril. Frequencies of chromosome-specific mosaicisms in trophectoderm biopsies detected by next-generation sequencing. 2018 May;109(5):857-865