Fertility Preservation and Oncofertility
Dr. Aaron Jackson completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo and Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Western Ontario. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2009. Following this, she completed two years of subspecialty fellowship training in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Ottawa in 2011. During her fellowship training she became certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound.
Dr. Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, an attending physician at the Ottawa Hospital and a consultant physician at the Ottawa Fertility Centre. She has been the lead physician for the Fertility Preservation Program at the Ottawa Fertility Centre since 2011.
Dr. Jackson’s practice includes all areas of reproductive and infertility care, with a particular interest in urgent fertility preservation for oncology patients. She has been involved with the Canadian non-profit organization “Fertile Future” since 2010, and was President of the Board of Directors from 2013-2015. She has organized many fundraisers through this charity to assist patients needing financial assistance for urgent fertility preservation. She also sits on the Ontario Regional Oncofertility working group as well as the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s “Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Oncofertility Working Group” where she has helped develop provincial and national strategies and guidelines for fertility preservation. She has been invited to speak on the subject of oncofertility both locally and nationally. She is currently co-investigating a study through the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario on national perceptions of experimental fertility preservation treatment options amongst paediatric oncologists in Canada.
Selected Research & Publications
- Co-treatment with recombinant growth hormone in poor responders treated by in vitro fertilization. A Jackson, A Leader, MC Leveille, M Russo. Oral Presentation, Annual Clinical Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada, Vancouver, BC 2016.
- Canadian national physician survey on fertility preservation for prepubertal female oncology patients. A Jackson, T Dumont, B Magee, B Stortini. Study in progress
- Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation in Girls Undergoing Potentially Gonadotoxic Treatment: Program Development. A Jackson, K Mandel, T Dumont; Ottawa Fertility Centre & Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Protocol under development.