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Doctor Profile: Dr. Doron Shmorgun

How many years have you been working at OFC? 

I took the long route to the OFC. After growing up in Toronto I went west to do my medical training and residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Hamilton and then decided to turn around and come east in 2007 to complete training in infertility. I was humbled to be offered a position as staff member at the OFC in 2009 and later to become a

Doctor Profile: Dr. Delani Kotarba

BA, MD, FRCSC, wife and mother, OFC Medical Director

How many years have you been working at OFC?

I was one of the founding partners when we opened our doors in 2006. I am very proud of our centre. Each partner had an important role in making OFC what it is today. My role was to work with the architects and contractors to find a suitable facility and ensure the construction of a functiona

IVF Funding Update: Ontario and Quebec Patients

June Newsletter Update: 

Unfortunately, there is no new information regarding Ontario’s Funding Program. However, we do know that Quebec’s bill 20 is currently being reviewed by the legislature and that we expect concrete answers this month. We know now that women over 42 will be able to seek treatment in Quebec.


May Newsletter Update: 

Ontario: The province remains

Doctor Profile: Dr. Arthur Leader

BA, MD, FRCSC, husband and father, OFC Director of Research

How many years have you been working at OFC?

As a founding partner, I have worked at the OFC since we opened in 2006. We left the Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital to build a first-class centre for comprehensive infertility services for our patients under one roof.

Why did you decide to become a fertility specialist?


Doctor Profile – Dr. Aaron Jackson

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Dr. Aaron Jackson, MD, REI, wife and mom of Liliana, 2

How many years have you been working at OFC?
I started here as a fellow in 2009 doing my training as a fertility specialist for 2 years. I was hired on after completing my training in 2011.

Why did you decide to become a fertility specialist?
This decision came late in my OB/GYN residency training. My rotation at the Ottawa Fertility

IVF Funding in Canada: A Changing Landscape

For Canadian fertility patients, particularly those in Ontario and Quebec, 2014 has been eventful. In April, Ontario Health Minister Deb Mathews announced that an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) funding program would be implemented in Ontario. After the general election, the policy was confirmed. This was followed by the introduction of Bill 20 in November in Quebec. Residents of the province wer

Better…Better…Better…OFC goes LEAN!

Have you ever had an experience at a store, a restaurant or a business where you were completely blown away with the level of quality, service and attention you received? Perhaps you visited a restaurant where the host knew you by name and seated you at your favourite table without you having to ask. Your server approached you immediately and knew your favourite items on the menu. The food

Fertility Connect has Launched to Optimize Patient Experience

From August 2013 to January 2014, we surveyed our patients and facilitated focus groups on a variety of topics related to care, treatment and experience at OFC. We learned that we were doing a good job – 94% of patients are satisfied with the care they received at OFC. We were also proud to learn that 99% of our patients feel that OFC conducts its’ services in an ethical and fair manner.

OFC in the Community

Year round the team at OFC takes on a number of community initiatives, and the fall and holiday seasons are no exception. This October, members of our team participated in the Food Sorting Challenge at the Ottawa Foodbank, raising a $300 by hosting a bake sale in order to help feed less fortunate families in the Ottawa area during the holidays. In December, you can join forces with the OFC team

OFC Newsletter

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