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Dr. Mark Walker

Dr. Mark Walker
Head, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care

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Dr. Walker earned his Medical Degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario (1993).  His Residency Training in OB/GYN was completed at the University of Ottawa, Ontario (1998); followed by his Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He recently graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Health Care Management.  Dr. Mark Walker is a high risk obstetrician and Clinical Epidemiologist at the University of Ottawa.  He has published over 210 peer reviewed articles and has made a significant impact in our understanding of folic acid in pregnancy, thrombophilia in pregnancy.  Dr. Walker is highly involved in public policy at the provincial and national levels advocating for women and children’s health. Since joining TOH in 2000, Dr. Walker has held several positions including Fellowship Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine and working closely with the Department of Medicine for the promotion of medical disorders awareness in prenatal care.

Dr. Walker’s leadership roles include the Chair of the Society of Investigators in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the co-Chair of the Provincial Council for Maternal Newborn Health, the scientific Director and co-director of BORN (Better Outcomes Registry and Network) and the co-chair of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System’s Maternal Infant Study Group.  He held a Tier 1 Chair from the University of Ottawa in Perinatal Research.  He is co-founder of the OMNI Research Group (Obstetrics, Maternal and Newborn Investigations) at The Ottawa Hospital which is the largest maternal and newborn research group in Canada and ranks in the top 5 in the world.