Dy, Jessica

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Dr. Jessica Dy MD, MPH, FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information

1053 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Phone: 613-761-4522
Fax: 613-761-4915

Biography

Dr. Jessica Dy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Honours Physiology from the University of British Columbia (1995) and her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario (1999).  She then completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2004.  She pursued further training in Quantitative Research and Epidemiology and obtained her Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health (2010).

Dr. Dy is a member of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology of The Ottawa Hospital.  She has an active general obstetrics and gynecology practice at TOH – Civic Campus and at the Shirley Greenberg Women’s Health Centre.  She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa where she is actively involved in medical education and training both at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.  She is also an active volunteer instructor with the Canadian Network of International Surgery.

Dr. Dy's research interests are in labour management, induction of labour, Caesarean sections, patient safety and health services research in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is the principal investigator of a multi-center randomized labour trial on the use of oxytocin in nulliparous women in labour.  She leads the Quality and Patient Safety portfolio of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital and has been instrumental in many practice changes occurring locally.  From the bedside and beyond, she has dedicated her career in improving the health outcomes of women and their babies.

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