Faculty: Rachel A. Forman, MSc, MD, FRCS(C)
General Research Area: Perinatal Pharmacology
Dr. Rachel Forman is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist as well as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and infertility specialist in Toronto. She is currently the Chair of the Outreach to Women Physicians Committee at The Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Forman graduated from the University of Toronto residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2004. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Casper who is a full professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Toronto. Clinical training in infertility took place at The Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology a well established centre for the treatment of male and female infertility. Her fellowship training also included minimally invasive surgery that is relevant to the treatment of infertility, medical endocrinology and andrology.
Prior to her beginning her medical training she completed a Master's degree in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Gideon Koren where her research focus included biomarkers of gestational exposure to cocaine and examining the role of folate in preventing neural tube defects.
Her current research interests include the role of mutations in mitochondrial DNA in reproductive biology and assisted reproductive technology. She is also engaged in studies examining the risk of congenital anomalies associated with the use of ovulation induction agents such as letrozole and clomiphene citrate, which are agents commonly used in patients undergoing treatment for infertility.
University of Toronto
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
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