Andrea Simpson

MSc, MD

Investigator

Biography

Dr. Simpson is an obstetrician and minimally invasive gynaecologic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and completed an MSc in Health Services Research at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She is an Adjunct Scientist at ICES. Her research interests include access to health services, improving clinical care pathways, early endometrial cancer/endometrial hyperplasia and obesity, as well as issues pertaining to physician health and wellness. She is active in both postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and has won a number of teaching awards, including the St. Michael’s Hospital Student Experience Award in recognition of an exemplary effort and ongoing commitment to supporting a superior student experience, Dr. Frederick R. Papsin Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership and mentoring to the residency program, and the Anthony Cecutti Award for most outstanding chief resident at St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds a Physicians’ Services Incorporated New Investigator Grant and a CIHR Early Career Investigator Grant.

Recent Publications

  1. Vachhani, K, Simpson, AN, Wijeysundera, DN, Clarke, H, Ladha, KS. Cannabis use among pregnant women under different legalization frameworks in the United States. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2022;48 (6):695-700. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2022.2136035. PubMed PMID:36443912 .
  2. Cusimano, MC, Baxter, NN, Sutradhar, R, McArthur, E, Ray, JG, Garg, AX et al.. Evaluation of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Physicians Compared With Nonphysicians. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5 (5):e2213521. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.13521. PubMed PMID:35604685 PubMed Central PMC9127555.
  3. Taylor, T, Simpson, AN, D'Souza, R. Avoiding the echo-chamber: embracing qualitative research in obstetrics and gynecology to amplify patient voices. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2022;101 (7):702-704. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14346. PubMed PMID:35510937 PubMed Central PMC9564808.
  4. Snelgrove, JW, Simpson, AN, Sutradhar, R, Everett, K, Liu, N, Baxter, NN et al.. Preeclampsia and Severe Maternal Morbidity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Ontario, Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022;44 (7):777-784. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2022.03.008. PubMed PMID:35395419 PubMed Central PMC8979839.
  5. Simpson, AN, Cusimano, MC, Baxter, NN. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2021;193 (45):E1754-E1756. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211255-f. PubMed PMID:34782387 PubMed Central PMC8594554.
  6. Sobel, M, Simpson, AN, Ferguson, SE. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2021;193 (45):E1750-E1751. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202731-f. PubMed PMID:34782385 PubMed Central PMC8594548.
  7. Dossa, F, Zeltzer, D, Sutradhar, R, Simpson, AN, Baxter, NN. Sex Differences in the Pattern of Patient Referrals to Male and Female Surgeons. JAMA Surg. 2022;157 (2):95-103. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.5784. PubMed PMID:34757424 PubMed Central PMC8581775.
  8. Simpson, AN, Cusimano, MC, Baxter, NN. The inconvenience of motherhood during a medical career. CMAJ. 2021;193 (37):E1465-E1466. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211255. PubMed PMID:34544787 PubMed Central PMC8476216.
  9. Sobel, M, Simpson, AN, Ferguson, SE. Endometrial cancer. CMAJ. 2021;193 (36):E1423. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202731. PubMed PMID:34518343 PubMed Central PMC8443285.
  10. Gomez, D, Simpson, AN, Sue-Chue-Lam, C, de Mestral, C, Dossa, F, Nantais, J et al.. A population-based analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on common abdominal and gynecological emergency department visits. CMAJ. 2021;193 (21):E753-E760. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202821. PubMed PMID:34035055 PubMed Central PMC8177921.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto