McMaster University

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Announcement — Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University; Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hamilton Health Sciences

Nicholas Leyland

Nicholas Leyland, MD, MHCM

June 24, 2010

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicholas Leyland as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hamilton Health Sciences effective July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2015.

Dr. Leyland is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto; and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Medical Director of the Women’s, Children’s and Family Health Program at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. Dr. Leyland received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Guelph (1979) and his MD from the University of Toronto where he graduated as the Cody Silver Medalist (1983). In 2006, Dr. Leyland received a Master of Science in Health Care Management (Summa Cum Laude) from Harvard University. Dr. Leyland has been an Associate Clinical Professor (part time) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster since 2009.

Dr. Leyland is a national and internationally recognized leader in gynecological surgery. He has contributed academically to the advancement of women’s health in the development and the provision of the least invasive surgical options for a variety of surgical conditions. He is an award winning teacher and researcher and sought after speaker on a variety of issues in women’s health, patient safety and quality in medicine. He has developed many innovative laparoscopic techniques including an operation to correct cervical incompetence in pregnant patients, an operation that he has trained surgeons to perform across Canada and in many other countries.

He is the Chair of the Gynecology Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, helping to set standards for the profession and is the President elect of the Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecologists of Canada. The majority of his academic career has been at the University of Toronto where he developed one of Canada’s first comprehensive fellowships in minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

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