Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Dr. Kimberly Liu
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto
Welcome to the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of Toronto!
Our division includes subspecialized faculty physicians with expertise in the treatment and study of reproductive disorders, endocrinology and physiology. Our goal is to maintain excellence in patient care into the future through world-class innovative research and education. Within Toronto, division members operate five full-service infertility centres and conduct specialty clinics devoted to gynaecological conditions, such as menopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Supported by a strong departmental commitment to basic and translational research, the faculty of the REI Division continually attract high caliber trainees and research funding. Our academic platform is further strengthened by collaborations with other divisions within the department and with the Reproductive Group of the Department of Physiology. Our faculty have established a strong national presence in Canadian fertility, with 3 recent Presidents of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, multiple recipients of the CFAS Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine and significant contributions to national guidelines on reproductive care.
Members of the REI Division include a diverse array of board-certified and non-board certified subspecialty-trained academic clinicians and clinician-investigators, and translational/basic scientists whose activities are focused on clinical care and/or research associated with reproductive endocrinology or fertility. The Division currently consists of 23 members, making it one of the largest REI Divisions in North America. Members of the Division operate five independent fertility clinics offering a full range of diagnostic services, with state-of-the-art embryology and andrology laboratories. A Mature Women's Health & Menopause Clinic, run at Mount Sinai Hospital by Dr. Wendy Wolfman, is the first such clinic in Canada. In addition to providing focused care, these clinics provide the Department training in REI for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows. Division members offer fellowship training through a RCPSC-accredited GREI Fellowship Program at the Mount Sinai Fertilty (at MSH). We also offer a two-year non-accredited fellowship in mature women’s health.
The faculty recognizes that further advances in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility will only be possible with research and directs a diverse array of basic, translational and clinical research projects on the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders, the study of hormones of the reproductive axis and their effects on reproductive and non-reproductive tissues, menopause, endometriosis, and stem cells.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP), in close collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, also offers a two year, full-time Master of Health Science (MHSc) degree program in Clinical Embryology (CE) to educate clinical laboratory medicine scientists.