Andrea Simpson


Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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. 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.

Recent Publications

  1. Cusimano, MC, Baxter, NN, Sutradhar, R, Ray, JG, Garg, AX, McArthur, E et al.. Reproductive patterns, pregnancy outcomes and parental leave practices of women physicians in Ontario, Canada: the Dr Mom Cohort Study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (10):e041281. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041281. PubMed PMID:33087379 .
  2. Simpson, AN, Sutradhar, R, Ferguson, SE, Robertson, D, Cheng, SY, Baxter, NN et al.. Class III Obesity and Other Factors Associated with Longer Wait Times for Endometrial Cancer Surgery: A Population-Based Study. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020;42 (9):1093-1102.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2020.03.006. PubMed PMID:32487508 .
  3. Dossa, F, Simpson, AN, Sutradhar, R, Urbach, DR, Tomlinson, G, Detsky, AS et al.. Sex-Based Disparities in the Hourly Earnings of Surgeons in the Fee-for-Service System in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Surg. 2019;154 (12):1134-1142. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3769. PubMed PMID:31577348 PubMed Central PMC6777399.
  4. Bao, J, Shore, EM, Simpson, AN, Hare, GMT, Sholzberg, M, Robertson, D et al.. Delphi Approach for the Design of an Intraoperative Blood Conservation Pathway for Open Myomectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020;42 (1):31-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.04.023. PubMed PMID:31296447 .
  5. Cusimano, MC, Simpson, AN, Han, A, Hayeems, R, Bernardini, MQ, Robertson, D et al.. Barriers to care for women with low-grade endometrial cancer and morbid obesity: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (6):e026872. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026872. PubMed PMID:31248922 PubMed Central PMC6597640.
  6. Cusimano, MC, Simpson, AN, Dossa, F, Liani, V, Kaur, Y, Acuna, SA et al.. Laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy in endometrial cancer patients with obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of conversions and complications. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019;221 (5):410-428.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.05.004. PubMed PMID:31082383 .
  7. Sarangapani, A, Simpson, AN, Snelgrove, J, Higgins, M, Windrim, R, Satkunaratnam, A et al.. Video-Based Teaching in Patient and Instrument Selection for Operative Vaginal Deliveries. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018;40 (9):1162-1169.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.12.003. PubMed PMID:30268313 .
  8. Simpson, AN, Garbens, A, Dossa, F, Coyte, PC, Baxter, NN, McDermott, CD et al.. A Cost-Utility Analysis of Nonsurgical Treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. ;25 (1):49-55. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000502. PubMed PMID:29049052 .
  9. Shea, AK, Simpson, AN, Barrett, J, Ladhani, N, Nevo, O. Pregnancy Outcomes of Women Admitted to a Tertiary Care Centre with Short Cervix. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017;39 (5):328-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.01.012. PubMed PMID:28454755 .
  10. Secter, MB, Simpson, AN, Gurau, D, Snelgrove, JW, Hodges, R, Mocarski, E et al.. Learning From Experience: Qualitative Analysis to Develop a Cognitive Task List for Vaginal Breech Deliveries. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015;37 (11):966-74. doi: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)30046-9. PubMed PMID:26629717 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto