Obstetrics & Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

This division does a large volume of clinical work in the Regional Fertility and Women’s Endocrine Clinic. Patients are seen by an integrated team of care providers, which includes infertility nurses, laboratory technologists and embryologists. With the start of the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program in 2008, a full range of assisted reproductive technologies is now available in Edmonton.

Patients with reproductive endocrine problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), recurrent miscarriage and menstrual irregularities, are also seen by this group of physicians. In addition to his adult practice, Dr. Motan sees pediatric gynecology patients.

For more information about this division's activities, consult the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility research page.

Faculty 

Faculty members in this division:

Dr. Ariana Daniel 
Dr. Jill Griffiths 
Dr. Tarek Motan 
Dr. Peggy Sagle (Division Director)
Dr. Ivanna Tataryn

Clinical Programs & Initiatives

  • Strategies to enhance success of pregnancy in older women 
  • Use of anonymous donor oocytes in IVF for patients with decreased ovarian reserve 
  • PGS to screen blastocysts in patients with repeated implantation failure, recurrent  miscarriage or multiple failed IVF cycles 
  • Strategies to reduce complications of IVF 
  • Avoidance of OHSS through use of GnRH agonist as trigger shot 
  • Use of selective single embryo transfer to decrease multiple pregnancy rates in high risk  patients 
  • Use of freeze all techniques in women at high risk of problems (PCOS) 
  • PGD in for patients with single gene defects: screening of blastocysts prior to transfer