Andrea Simpson

MSc, MD

Investigator

Biography

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. Simpson, AN, Baxter, NN, Sorvari, A, Boury, H, Shore, EM, Bogler, T et al.. Strategies to support maternal and early childhood wellness: insight from parent and provider qualitative interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Open. 2024;14 (1):e079479. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079479. PubMed PMID:38272559 PubMed Central PMC10824034.
  2. Dason, ES, Maxim, M, Gesink, D, Yee, M, Chan, C, Baxter, NN et al.. Medical Students' Perspectives on Family Planning and Impact on Specialty Choice. JAMA Surg. 2024;159 (2):170-178. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.6392. PubMed PMID:38090998 PubMed Central PMC10719828.
  3. Lapinsky, SC, Baxter, NN, Sutradhar, R, Everett, K, Porter, J, Kwong, JC et al.. A Population-Based Test-Negative Matched Case-Control Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Effectiveness Among Pregnant People in Ontario, Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2023; :102239. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2023.102239. PubMed PMID:37839731 .
  4. 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;110 (12):1887-1889. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad289. PubMed PMID:37724806 PubMed Central PMC10638533.
  5. 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;229 (6):658.e1-658.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.001. PubMed PMID:37544349 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto