Claman, Paul

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  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Clinical Research and Protocol Design
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


Dr. Claman first undertook an A.A. in Talmudic Study, and a B.A. in pre-medicine and liberal arts at Yeshiva University in New York. He then went on to attain his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. This was followed by an internship at McGill University’s Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His subspecialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility was completed at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Claman has been practicing in the field of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Ottawa since arriving in Ottawa in 1986.

Dr. Claman is a Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and an attending physician at the Ottawa Hospital. He is a consultant and founding partner of the Ottawa Fertility Centre, and its president and director of the In Vitro Fertilization program. He is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also American board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His many academic and administrative appointments have included: the National Director of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (1998-2001), Chair of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (2004-2007), Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship training program (1999-2002) and the Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002-2005), both at the University of Ottawa. He has been a member of the research ethics committees at the Ottawa Hospital and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. He is also currently an examiner for the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty examination of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Claman has authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and review articles. He has received numerous awards for research, education and community service including: Outstanding Contribution in Medical Education from the University of Ottawa in 1999, First Prize Scientific paper award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society in 1995 and 1998, Best Mentor award in 1996 for teaching residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Excellence in Teaching award from the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994, and a Community Service Award by the Tiny Treasures Nursery School in Ottawa in 1998.

Dr. Claman’s areas of interest include clinical problems in assisted reproductive technology and polycystic ovarian syndrome. He is an active teacher and often invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings.

Selected Publications

  • Ben Porat E, Claman P. The halachic definition of endometrial trauma induced uterine bleeding. Assia. 2008 in press
  • Claman P. The Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Invited Guest Editorial, J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007;29(4):303-6.
  • Min JK, Claman P, Hughes E; Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada; Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. Guidelines for the number of embryos to transfer following in vitro fertilization. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006;28:799-813.
  • Sharpe K, Karovitch AJ, Claman P, Suh KN. Transvaginal oocyte retrieval for in-vitro fertilization complicated by ovarian abscess during pregnancy. Fertil Steril. 2006;86(1):219.e11-3.
  • Allan V, Wilson D et al with Claman P as Chair, REI committee contribution. Pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproductive technology, clinical practice guideline. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006;28(3):220-33.
  • Sears M, Walker CR, van der Jagt RHC, Claman P. Pesticide assessment: Protecting public health on the home turf. Pediatr Child Health 2006;11:229-34.
  • Min J, Claman P. What’s new in gynecologic ultrasound? Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause. 2005;3:26-30.
  • Claman P, Wilkie V, Collins D. Timing intrauterine insemination either 33 or 39 hours after administration of human chorionic gonadotropin yields the same pregnancy rates as after superovulation therapy. Fertil Steril. 2004;82(1):13-6.
  • Claman P. Men at Risk: Occupation and Male Infertility. Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause. 2004;2:19-23.
  • Elford K, Claman P. Novel treatment of a patient with secondary infertility due to retained fetal bone. Fertil Steril. 2003;79(4):28-30.
  • Kashyap S, Claman P. Obstetric outcome in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hum Reprod. 2001;16(7):1537.
  • Tawfiq A, Agameya A, Claman P. Predictors of treatment failure for ectopic pregnancy treated with single dose methotrexate. Fertil Steril 2000;74(5):877-80.
  • Perkins SL, Al-Ramahi M, Claman P. Serum progesterone as a marker of nonviability in spontaneously pregnant emergency room and infertility clinic patient populations. Fertil Steril 2000;73(3):499-504.
  • Hammer MA, Kolajova M, Léveillé M, Claman P, Baltz JM. Glycine transport by single human and mouse embryos. Hum Reprod 2000;15(2):419-26.
  • Kashyap S, Claman P. Polycystic ovarian disease and the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. J Rep Med, 2000;45(12):991-4.
  • McLean L, Claman P. Chronic cough and infertility: a report of two cases. Fertil Steril 2000;74(5):1251-3.
  • Philllips KP, Léveillé MC, Claman P, Baltz JM. Intracellular pH regulation in human preimplantation embryos. Hum Reprod 2000;15(4):896-904.
  • Al-Ramahi M, Perkins S, Claman P. Serum progesterone in predicting pregnancy outcome after assisted reproductive technology. J Assist Reprod Genet 1999;16(3):117-20.
  • Arbuckle TE, Schrader SM, Cole D, Hall JC, Bancej CM, Turner LA, Claman P. 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid residues in semen of Ontario farmers. Reprod Toxicol 1999;13(6):421-9.
  • Claman P, Honey L, Rosanna W, Peeling R, Jessamine P, Toye B. The presence of serum antibody to the chlamydial heat shock protein (CHSP60) as a diagnostic test for tubal factor infertility. Fertil Steril 1997;67(3):501-4.
  • Arnold DL, Nera EA, Stapley R, Tolnai G, Claman P, Hayward S, Tryphonas H, Bryce F. Prevalence of endometriosis in rhesus (Macaca mulatta) monkeys ingesting PCB (Aroclor 1254): review and evaluation. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1996;31(1):42-55.
  • Claman P, Amimi M, Toye B, Peeling R, Jesamine P. Does serologic evidence of remote Chlamydia trachomatis infection and its heat shock protein (CHSP-60) affect in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer outcome? Fertil Steril 1996;65(1):146-9.
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