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Jessica Dy, MD, MPH, FRCS(C)

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Jessica Dy

Clinician Investigator, Chronic Disease Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Division Head, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ottawa Hospital
Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

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

Brief 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 currently Division Head 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.  Dr. Dy is also the medical director of Quality and Patient Safety of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital.

Selected Publications

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.

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.