Andrea Simpson




Please note: Dr. Simpson will not be taking any summer students for 2023

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. Stephenson, R, Sarhangian, V, Park, J, Sankar, A, Baxter, NN, Stukel, TA et al.. Evolution of the surgical procedure gap during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: cross-sectional and modelling study. Br J Surg. 2023; :. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad289. PubMed PMID:37724806 .
  2. Scime, NV, Brown, HK, Metcalfe, A, Simpson, AN, Brennand, EA. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the time of benign hysterectomy among females with disabilities: a population-based cross-sectional study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.001. PubMed PMID:37544349 .
  3. Simpson, AN, Gomez, D, Baxter, NN, Miazga, E, Urbach, D, Ramlakhan, J et al.. Patient, family and professional suggestions for pandemic-related surgical backlog recovery: a qualitative study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (2):E255-E266. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220109. PubMed PMID:36918209 PubMed Central PMC10019322.
  4. Gomez, D, de Mestral, C, Stukel, TA, Irish, J, Simpson, AN, Wilton, AS et al.. Characterizing the Impact of Procedure Funding on the Covid-19 Generated Procedure Gap in Ontario: A Population-Based Analysis. Ann Surg. 2023;278 (4):e719-e725. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005781. PubMed PMID:36538613 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto