UofT ObGyn Alumni Now Oversee 50% of MFM Trainees in Canada

Dec 11, 2019

Photo of pregnant womanIt is well known that the Department of ObGyn at the University of Toronto is the largest of it's kind in Canada, with over 300 faculty members and more than 130 trainees and fellows currently practising. However, recent data has revealed that UofT ObGyn's reach has continued to grow across Canada. The Department's alumni are now a part of educating over 50% of all Canadian trainees in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM).

"The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Training Program [fellowship] is an important contributor to MFM training across Canada," said Dr. Cynthia Maxwell, Associate Professor and Head of the MFM Division at Sinai Health System. "At present, there are 10 Royal College-accredited training programs. Of the current programs, 40% of the Program Directors completed their MFM training at the University of Toronto. Taking into account the additional two Program Directors who spent elective time in our training hospitals, 60% of Canadian program directors did some or all of their training in Toronto. As there are nine training spots annually across Canada for Canadian residents, University of Toronto-trained Program Directors oversee over 50% of all Canadian trainees in MFM."

Current Program Directors who trained in Toronto include:

  • Dr. Anne Roggensack - University of Calgary, Calgary
  • Dr. Marie Czikk - University of Toronto, Toronto
  • Dr. Darine El-Chaar - University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • Dr. Anne-Maude Morency - McGill University, Montréal

The Department is ecstatic to hear how much our alumni have excelled in bringing top-notch education to the next generation of ObGyns in Canada. Our programs will continue to support our current trainees and alumni in reaching their highest potential into the future!


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