CPG Committee

The CPG committee is composed of the following members:

2012-07-15 12.12.09Neal Mahutte is the Medical Director of the Montreal Fertility Centre. Originally born and raised in Ontario, Neal did his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, followed by medical school and Ob/Gyn residency at McGill University. He then did a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale University followed by 4 years as an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.

In 2007 Neal returned to Montreal, and along with his wife Sophia, helped grow the Montreal Fertility Centre. The centre currently performs between 800 and 1000 IVF cycles per year and has a multiple pregnancy rate of 5%.

Neal is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is also board certified in both Ob/Gyn and REI by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Neal served on the CFAS board of directors from 2013 until 2016 and was the society’s president of 2014-2015.

Camille SylvestreDr Sylvestre is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Université de Montréal, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ste-Justine. She is a staff member of the OVO Fertility clinic also in Montreal.

She received her medical degree from McGill University in 1995 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Laval University, Quebec City in 2000. She then returned to McGill to do a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Since the completion of her fellowship, she has been involved in undergraduate medical teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in continuing medical education. She gave several medical conferences and also participated in the media to educate the public regarding infertility. She published several journal articles, book chapters and presented abstracts. Her clinical and research interests involve In Vitro Fertilization, In Vitro Maturation, Egg donation and vitrification, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and contraception.

Jason MinFollowing completion of his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Ottawa in 2006, Dr. Min joined the Ottawa Fertility Centre and was appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa. In 2010, he joined the Regional Fertility Program in Calgary and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Min has been active in the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society since 2008, first serving as a regional representative (Ontario). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the CFAS and the Alberta/BC region representative. Outside the CFAS, Dr. Min has served as member of the CFAS/SOGC/AHRC tripartite committee on clinical practice guideline development, the Healthy Singleton Birth Committee (AHRC), and the SOGC REI committee. He has been an invited speaker at local, national and international meetings and conferences, and has published scholarly articles and book chapters. Dr. Min remains dedicated to the service of the CFAS, its members, and the patients we treat.

sonyDr. Sony Sierra has been a specialist in infertility and recurrent miscarriage since 2006. In addition to her practice at TRIO, she is an Associate Physician at Women’s College Hospital where she specializes in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Toronto.

She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and authored chapters in prestigious textbooks, as well as presented papers at national and international conferences. Her current research interests include infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure, and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome.)

Dr. Sierra is active in the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) where she is the Ontario representative, as well as a member of the Guidelines for Practice Committee. In addition, Dr. Sierra is a board member and co-chair of the REI subspecialty committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Toronto. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ARSM), including her new role as Chair Elect for the ASRM-SIG group; she is also a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

YaakovDr. Yaakov Bentov received his Medical Degree at Ben Gurion University in Israel in 1994 with Honours, graduating as the Valedictorian for his year. As a medical student, he founded a Bachelor’s program in Emergency Medicine for paramedics, and served as its Program Head.

From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Bentov pursued his Master’s degree in Medical Business Administration (MBA) while at the same time, completing his Internship and Residency in Obstetrics Gynecology (1995-2002). Both programs were at Ben Gurion University.

After completing his Residency Dr. Bentov practised fertility medicine at the Soroka Medical Centre, home to one of the country’s largest reproductive health units. In 2006 he came to Toronto to complete a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of Toronto.  After finishing the fellowship in 2009,   joined TCART as a staff physician.

Dr. Bentov is currently an associate REI & a research director at ANOVA fertility in Toronto as well as the medical director of Juno Fertility in Waterloo Ontario.

Dr. Bentov is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. He pursues research in the areas of ovarian function and pathology, infertility, and reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Bentov has published research in more than 50 peer reviewed publications, and is an editor for several leading medical journals including JCEM (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism), JARG (Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics), and Clinical Insights: Reproductive Health Journal.

Dr. Bentov is leading the development of the professional Master’s Degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Toronto

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.

head shots july 2014Dr. Kimberly Liu an infertility specialist practicing at Mount Sinai Fertility in Toronto, Ontario. She completed residency training at the University of Alberta in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in REI at the University of Toronto. Dr. Liu also holds a Masters in Studies in Law (MSL).

Dr. Liu is currently an Assistant Professor at the University Of Toronto Department Of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Program Director for the U of T Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI) Fellowship Program.

She is the author of numerous research publications and several national guidelines for fertility and ART practice in Canada.

Heather ShapiroHeather Shapiro is a member of the Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health (CFRH) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. She is also cross-appointed to the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation.

Dr. Shapiro received her MD from McMaster University. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and then completed further training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Bern, Switzerland and University of Toronto with Dr Robert Casper.

Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Shapiro studied Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics at McMaster University prior to accepting a position at the University of Toronto.

Her current research interests focus around fertility care; access of care by new Canadians, obstacles to care for HIV+ patients, and defining patient centred care in fertility services. She is also part of a team developing a leadership curriculum for residents in Toronto and nationally.