President 2016-2017

Jeff Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts has B.Sc. and M.D. degrees from the University Jeff Robertsof British Columbia.  He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University, then a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.  Upon completing his training, Dr. Roberts was appointed Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University, where he served as a reproductive endocrinologist and director of the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Egg Donation Program.  Presently he practices clinical and academic medicine as the co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) and Assistant Clinical Professor in the University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine departments of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Roberts is an active member of the reproductive medicine community in Canada and is the president-elect of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), and has served on their Board of Directors as the National Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Director since 2008.  He is also an active member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Subcommittee on Reproductive Tissues.

Dr. Roberts is particularly dedicated to advancement of the field of fertility preservation for young women with cancer.  Through his work as the director of the PCRM Fertility Preservation Foundation, Past Chair of the CFAS Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group, and member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Fertile Future, he has contributed widely to this important aspect of our discipline, through lecturing, research, publications, and philanthropy.  Of note, he authored the first Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline for Fertility Preservation in 2014.