Obstetrics & Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Research

This division currently has five members: Dr. Ariana Daniel, Dr. Jill Griffiths, Dr. Tarek Motan, Dr. Peggy Sagle (Division Director), and Dr. Ivanna Tataryn.

Areas of Research Focus & Specialization 

Members of this division have a wide variety of research interests including: 

  • Various stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization
  • Control of pain during oocyte retrieval
  • Luteal phase support in IUI cycles
  • Does endometrial biopsy affect IVF success rates
  • Impact of obesity on infertility
  • Incidence of PCOS in a bariatric clinic
  • Emotional impact of infertility

Clinical Research Collaborations

Significant clinical collaborations in this division include:

  • Emotional Impact Study

    Collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

  • Weight Wise Clinic/Bariatric Surgeons for PCOS study

Representative Publications 

  1. Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs): evaluation of evidence to support public policy development.
    Nardelli AA, Stafinski T, Motan T, Klein K, Menon D. Reprod Health.
    2014 Nov 7;11(1):76. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-11-76. Review. PMID:   25376649

  2. The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Skubleny D, Switzer NJ, Gill RS, Dykstra M, Shi X, Sagle MA, de Gara C, Birch DW, Karmali S. Obes Surg. 2015 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:   26431698