Andrea Simpson

MSc, MD

Investigator

Biography

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. Gomez, D, Simpson, AN, Sue-Chue-Lam, C, de Mestral, C, Dossa, F, Nantais, J et al.. A population-based analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on common abdominal and gynecological emergency department visits. CMAJ. 2021;193 (21):E753-E760. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202821. PubMed PMID:34035055 PubMed Central PMC8177921.
  2. Simpson, AN, Snelgrove, JW, Sutradhar, R, Everett, K, Liu, N, Baxter, NN et al.. Perinatal Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4 (5):e2110104. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10104. PubMed PMID:33978727 PubMed Central PMC8116980.
  3. Cusimano, MC, Baxter, NN, Sutradhar, R, McArthur, E, Ray, JG, Garg, AX et al.. Delay of Pregnancy Among Physicians vs Nonphysicians. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181 (7):905-912. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.1635. PubMed PMID:33938909 PubMed Central PMC8094034.
  4. Simpson, AN, Lennox, G. Highlighting obesity as a risk factor for endometrial cancer. CMAJ. 2021;193 (2):E58. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.77367. PubMed PMID:33431549 PubMed Central PMC7773046.
  5. 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 PubMed Central PMC7580071.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

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