Robert L. Reid, M.D., FRCSC


Dr. Robert L. Reid is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Queen’s University. He is currently co-chair of the Contraception Advice, Research, and Education [C.A.R.E.] fellowship program at Queen’s University.

Following a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California San Diego, he joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Queen’s University in 1981. Dr. Reid is active in clinical research with some 200 peer reviewed publications, invited reviews, and book chapters in the areas of reproductive neuroendocrinology, menopause, contraception, menstrual -related mood disorders and photodynamic therapy.

Since 1991 Dr. Reid has taught a national ‘Introduction to Research’ course for residents and junior faculty in Obstetrics and Gynecology on behalf of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (APOG). In 2011 Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada modeled a new text on research methodology after Dr Reid’s course and invited him to write the introductory chapters.

In 2000 Dr Reid worked with other experts in gynecologic endoscopy to develop a highly regarded national risk management program addressing Surgical Complications of Pelvic Endoscopy (the so-called SCOPE program) for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

Dr. Reid is a Past President of both the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). In 1988 on behalf of SOGC and CFAS Dr. Reid chaired the first Canadian report entitled “Ethical Considerations of the New Reproductive Technologies”.

In 2005-2006 Dr. Reid chaired a national ‘Reproductive Aging’ CHE program on behalf of CFAS. Between 2000-2004, he chaired the SOGC’s Contraception Awareness Program on sexual and reproductive health. The website for this program in 2005 received a prestigious World Summit Award from the United Nations for being among the Top 5 e-health websites in the world. Since 2000 Dr Reid has been co-chair of Canada’s only Fellowship program in Contraception and Family Planning.

Internationally Dr Reid was on the FIGO organizing committee (1994) and program committee (2009), and has been an invited plenary speaker to FIGO, IMS, NAMS, ISPOG, ACOG and the RCOG meetings. He has worked as a consultant to NASA on problems related to management of menstruation during extended space flight and has consulted to the International Olympic Committee’s World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) on the performance effects of common fertility medications. Dr Reid is currently a member of the International Society for Study of Premenstrual Disorders.

His long standing commitment to women’s health and the national organizations responsible for education and clinical care in this field has been recognized through several awards including the President’s Awards of SOGC (2003) and the President’s Award of APOG (2006 and 2008) and the CFAS Award of Excellence (2005).

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

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