Rachel Spitzer MD, MPH, FRCSC
Vice Chair, Global Women's Health and Advocacy at UofT ObGyn
Associate Professor
Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
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Mount Sinai Hospital
Appointment Status Primary
Cross-appointment: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Clinical Interests
General obstetrics and gynaecology, Pediatric Gynaecology, Global Health, contraception
Research Interests
Global Health, Underserved Populations, Pregnancy (Adolescent), contraception

Rachel Spitzer, MD, MPH, FRCS(C) grew up in Montreal and Toronto and obtained her BSc at McGill University in Montreal. Subsequently, she attended McMaster University medical school in Hamilton, from where she returned to Toronto to pursue residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. This was followed by fellowship training at The Hospital for Sick Children in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology where her clinical and research interests focus on complex contraception and adolescent pregnancy. Rachel went on to obtain her Master’s in Public Health at Harvard University in 2007/2008 with a concentration in International Health and an interdisciplinary concentration in Women and Gender Health. Rachel returned to Toronto as Assistant Professor in the Department of ObGyn at the University of Toronto in the summer of 2008 and was Faculty Lead for Global Health in the Undergraduate Medical Program from 2011-2016 and became Vice Chair of Global Health in the department of ObGyn in 2014. In 2015 she was promoted to Associate Professor in the department. Rachel is cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. She combines the clinical practice of general and pediatric and adolescent Obstetrics and Gynecology with the practice and teaching of global women’s health.


Research Synopsis

Research by Dr. Spitzer can be found under the citation Spitzer RF.