Jessica Dy

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Jessica Dy
Assistant Professor, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

Dr. Jessica Dy

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.

Research Interests

Dr. Jessica Dy's research interests are in labour management, induction of labour, Caesarean sections, quality and patient safety, patient experience, and health services research in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Grants

  • 2014 “I Can Push – Informed Choice for Women After a Prior CesareaN Birth to Push”

Principal Investigator: Jessica Dy

Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health Research Grant

$28,000.00

  • 2013-2015 “LILY – Lean In Labour and DeliverY”

Principal investigator: Mark Walker         

Co-Investigators: Lawrence Oppenheimer, Jessica Dy

The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization Innovation Fund

$45,333.00

  • 2012-2014 “Induction of Labour – A Quality Metric of Obstetrical Care”

Principal Investigator:  Jessica Dy

Co-Investigators: George Tawagi, Yvonne Cargill, Mark Walker

The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization Innovation Fund

$54,450.00

  • 2011-2014 “Accelerated Titration of Oxytocin in Nulliparous Women with Labour Dystocia (ACTION), A Pilot Study” 

Principal Investigator: Jessica Dy

Co-Investigators: Shu Qin Wei, Graeme Smith, William Fraser, Mark Walker

Physician’s Services Incorporated Foundation $154,000.00

  • 2010 “First Steering Committee Meeting for HOP for Dystocia Multi-Centre Collaboration”

Principal Investigator: Jessica Dy

CIHR Planning Grant

$9,735.00

  • 2010-2013 New Investigator Salary Award

University of Ottawa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

$10,000.00 / year for 3 years

Patient Care Philosophy

As a clinician teacher in an academic center, quality patient care and patient experience remains at the center of my academic practice.  It is consistent with The Ottawa Hospital vision of providing exceptional and compassionate care that is inspired by research.  I strive to apply evidence-based medicine in my daily patient encounters while balancing this with the need to respect patient autonomy.  

Selected Publications

Textbooks

Dy J. Chapter 9: Examination of the Patient.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 89-100

Dy, J. Chapter 10: Normal Mechanisms of Labor.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 101-118

Dy J. Chapter 11: Clinical Course of Normal Labor.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 119-142

Dy J. Chapter 13: Induction of Labor.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 173-192

Dy J. Chapter 14: Labor Dystocia.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 193-210

Dy J. and El-Chaar D.  Chapter 15: Abnormal Cephalic Presentations.  In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 211-264

Dy J. Chapter 25: Breech Presentation. In: Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition edited by G.Posner, J.Dy, A.Black and G.Jones, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. p. 471-514

National Guideline

Leduc D, Biringer A, Lee L, Dy J.  “Induction of Labour: SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2013; 35(9):840-857.

Peer Reviewed

Dunn S, Sprague A, Fell D, Dy J, Harrold JA, Lamontagne B, Walker M. “ The Use of a Quality Indicator to Reduce elective Repeat Caesarean Section for Low-Risk Women Before 39 Weeks’ Gestation: The Eastern Ontario Experience” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada  2013; 35(4):306-316.

Fleming N, Ng N, Osborne C, Biederman S, Yasseen III AS, Dy J, Rennicks White R, Walker M. “Adolescent Pregnancy Outcomes in the Province of Ontario: A Cohort Study.Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada 2013; 35(3):234–245.

Wen S, Guo Y, Xie R, Dy J, Walker M. “Secular trends in trial of labor and associated neonatal mortality and morbidity in the United States, 1995 to 2002.” Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2012 Nov; 37(11):1088-96.

TS Arab and J Dy.Pseudoaneurysm of the vaginal pelvic artery as a cause of postpartum haemorrhage.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2011; 31(2):185-6.

Dy J, Guan H, Sampath-Kumar R, Richardon B, Yang KP. “Placental 11ß-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 2 is Reduced in Pregnancies Complicated with Idiopathic Intrauterine Growth Restriction: Evidence That This is Associated with an Attenuated Ratio of Cortisone to Cortisol in the Umbilical Artery.” Placenta 2008; 29:193-200.

Guan H, Dy J, Richardson B, Yang KP. “Identification of Two Novel Allelic Variants of ESX1L in the Human Placenta: Lack of an Association with Intrauterine Growth Restriction.” Placenta 2005; 26: 766-772.

 

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