Mark Yudin




Dr. Mark Yudin is currently a Professor at the University of Toronto and an Active Staff Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Michael’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, and then completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. He then completed a two-year combined clinical and research fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases at Magee-Womens Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. He also received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research from the Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh. He started as active staff at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2003, and his clinical and research interests include general obstetrics and gynecology, colposcopy, and infectious diseases in women. He co-founded the Positive Pregnancy Program, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program for the care of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive pregnant women, in 2006. He is the past chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC), and he is a member of the Executive Working Group of the Public Health Agency of Canada Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines. He has lectured and published in the area of infectious diseases in women.

His major research interests include HIV in women (including during pregnancy), pregnancy planning for couples affected by HIV, infections during pregnancy (particularly influenza and hepatitis), and sexually transmitted infections and vaginitis. He has been the recipient of many major grants in these areas, including being one of the founders of and a co-primary investigator on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant for The Interdisciplinary HIV Pregnancy Research Group (IHPREG). IHPREG has spearheaded the research and clinical care of HIV-affected women and men in Ontario and nationally since 2011.

Please note: Dr. Yudin is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. McClymont, E, Albert, AY, Wang, C, Dos Santos, SJ, Coutlée, F, Lee, M et al.. Vaginal microbiota associated with oncogenic HPV in a cohort of HPV-vaccinated women living with HIV. Int J STD AIDS. 2022; :9564624221109686. doi: 10.1177/09564624221109686. PubMed PMID:35775280 .
  2. Smith, MK, Harris, K, Kives, S, Campbell, DM, Yudin, MH. Screening for Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infections in the Third Trimester. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2022.04.014. PubMed PMID:35598863 .
  3. McClymont, E, Albert, AY, Alton, GD, Boucoiran, I, Castillo, E, Fell, DB et al.. Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy With Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes. JAMA. 2022;327 (20):1983-1991. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.5906. PubMed PMID:35499852 PubMed Central PMC9062768.
  4. Levy, KS, Smith, MK, Lacroix, M, Yudin, MH. Patient Satisfaction with Informed Consent for Cesarean and Operative Vaginal Delivery. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022;44 (7):785-790. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2022.03.010. PubMed PMID:35364294 .
  5. Kirubarajan, A, Barker, LC, Leung, S, Ross, LE, Zaheer, J, Park, B et al.. LGBTQ2S+ childbearing individuals and perinatal mental health: A systematic review. BJOG. 2022;129 (10):1630-1643. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.17103. PubMed PMID:35048502 .
  6. Shinar, S, Agrawal, S, Ryu, M, Walmsley, S, Serghides, L, Yudin, MH et al.. Perinatal outcomes in women living with HIV-1 and receiving antiretroviral therapy-a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2022;101 (2):168-182. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14282. PubMed PMID:34704251 .
  7. Naeh, A, Berezowsky, A, Yudin, MH, Dhalla, IA, Berger, H. Preeclampsia-Like Syndrome in a Pregnant Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022;44 (2):193-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2021.09.015. PubMed PMID:34648956 PubMed Central PMC8505022.
  8. Figueiro-Filho, EA, Hobson, SR, Farine, D, Yudin, MH. Highly expressed ACE-2 receptors during pregnancy: A protective factor for SARS-COV-2 infection?. Med Hypotheses. 2021;153 :110641. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2021.110641. PubMed PMID:34256245 PubMed Central PMC8262774.
  9. Skerritt, L, de Pokomandy, A, O'Brien, N, Sourial, N, Burchell, AN, Bartlett, G et al.. Discussing reproductive goals with healthcare providers among women living with HIV in Canada: the role of provider gender and patient comfort. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2021;29 (1):1932702. doi: 10.1080/26410397.2021.1932702. PubMed PMID:34165395 PubMed Central PMC8231384.
  10. Kyne, LT, Yudin, MH, Bekele, T, Loutfy, M, Rourke, SB, Watson, J et al.. Understanding the Importance of Fatherhood among Men Living with HIV in Ontario. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. ;20 :23259582211016133. doi: 10.1177/23259582211016133. PubMed PMID:34000889 PubMed Central PMC8135195.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto
  • Director of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto