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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Members of the Division:

Maria P. Velez, MD, PhD, FRCSC; Associate Professor
Fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Université de Montréal, 2013
PhD Public Health & Epidemiology, Université de Montréal, 2015
Division Chair

Ashley Waddington, MD FRCSC; Assistant Professor, Masters of Public Administration
FRCSC- Dalhousie University 2011; CARE Fellow (2011-2013); MPA (Queen’s University 2014)
Co-Director CARE Fellowship [Primary Contact for Fellowship Inquiries]

Olga Bougie, MD, FRCSC; Assistant Professor, Masters of Public Health
Fellowship Trained in Minimally Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery

M E Sophie Gibson, MD FRCSC; Assistant Professor, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) Fellow (2020), CARE Fellow (2018-2019);
Co-Director CARE Fellowship


Consultative Services:

The Division of REI provides consultations for the assessment and management of a broad range of reproductive health concerns including infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, menopause and premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids and endometriosis, and premenstrual syndrome (PMDD).  Assisted reproductive technologies at this point include ovulation induction/ intrauterine insemination, donor in semination, and satellite IVF (in collaboration with the Ottawa Fertility Centre).

Our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) staff provide a full range of reproductive health services for children and adolescents  including evaluation and management of:  vulvovaginal disorders, pubertal disorders (precocious or delayed puberty), structural abnormalities (or masses) of the ovaries/uterus & vagina, pubertal, reproductive and menstrual challenges for teens with disabilities, PCOS, amenorrhea and other menstrual problems (including those seen in teens with inherited bleeding disorders). The PAG clinic provides education and practical strategies to assist teens in making healthy sexual choices including contraception and sexually transmitted infection (diagnosis and treatment, but more importantly, prevention). For teens who are pregnant, with the support of KGH, this team also runs a Multidisciplinary adolescent obstetrics clinic offering “one-stop shopping” to optimize maternal, fetal and newborn health for these young moms.

A special needs contraception clinic offers advice and management of unusual and challenging contraceptive issues at all ages as well as enhanced access to contraceptive procedures such as IUD insertion and tubal occlusion.

Surgical Services:

The Division provides surgical expertise in areas related to reproduction including management of tubal and ovarian disease, fibroids and congenital or acquired structural abnormalities of the uterus. The utilization of both open and endoscopic procedures ensures the least invasive surgical approach for optimal outcomes.


The Division is responsible for education of trainees at several levels including medical students, residents, and fellows. Learning opportunities are provided in clinics and ORs as well as through scheduled  lectures and seminars in the Queen’s medical school. Weekly seminars on subspecialty related topics are provided for clinical learners at all levels.

We presently offer the only formal Fellowship training program in Canada for contraception and family planning. This Contraception Advice Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) Fellowship affords additional expertise to graduate Ob/Gyns seeking an academic career with a focus on Family planning.

Scholarly work:

Scholarly work by the Division has involved a number of REI, PAG, and education- related areas. Members of the Division supervise medical student and resident research as well as MSc and PhD candidates. 

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