Dr. Michael Hartman has been a loyal and active member of the CFAS. He has presented original research on ultrasound nearly every year at the CFAS Annual Meeting since 2008! He also received the CFAS resident award at the 2011 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Hartman received his MD degree from McMaster University, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology following his residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill University, which at the time was the busiest IVF clinic and largest university-based reproductive clinic in Canada.
Some of his recognitions throughout his training include the Governor General’s Academic Medal, the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation/Canadian Institute for Health Research Resident Research Award, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Resident Research Award at Memorial University of Newfoundland on two separate occasions. He was the recipient of the CFAS Resident Award in 2011 for his achievements. He was selected to be the Chief Fellow at the McGill University Reproductive Centre, and at the end of his fellowship he was singled out for the Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Award. Dr. Hartman was also the recipient of the Good Samaritan Award for his work with the Reena Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Hartman has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented his research at the CFAS, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meetings.
His research interests include ultrasound, saline infusion sonohysterography, congenital uterine anomalies, endometrial polyps and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Dr. Gunn enjoys medical education and takes part in training both residents and fellows. Her current areas of clinical focus and research include; PCOS, reproductive imaging, sonohysterography, as well as improving clinical outcomes in ART. She has presented at various national and international conferences on topics relating to both infertility and reproductive imaging.
Given her passion for reproductive imaging, Dr. Gunn looks forward to the opportunity of working with the CFAS to further expand and enrich the Imaging Special Interest Group.
Formerly on staff at McGill University, I now train fertility Fellows and all obstetrics and gynecology residents at the University of Toronto, as well as trainees from across North America. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to lecture extensively locally, nationally and internationally. I have served as the founding Chair of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Imaging SIG and formerly held the same position for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
As the leader of True North Imaging’s research division, we have become one of the largest ultrasound research centres in North America. In the past few years, the research has focused on: infertility imaging, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, sonohysterography, 3D imaging, polycystic ovaries, congenital uterine malformations, polyps, fibroids, adenomyosis and ultrasound tubal patency.
I have also been an advisor to numerous government committees and task forces on imaging. I have been a strong advocate for increased funding for health care and improving access for patients in Canada to advanced treatments and investigations.