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Fertility Preservation Program

Meet our team

Dr. Abha Gupta  |  Dr. Armando Lorenzo  |  Dr. Lisa Allen  |  Anne Marie Maloney, NP
Consultants |  Funding partners |  Contact us


 

Our program is run by a team of  clinicians, researchers and consultants and is supported by a number of health-care professionals within SickKids and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Members of the SickKids Fertility Preservation Program (SFPP) include an oncologist, a urologist, a gynecologist, a nurse practitioner and a reproductive endocrinologist. Together we work to inform patients and families about their reproductive risk and strategies to help preserve their reproductive potential.

Contact and referral information is listed below.  Our team members include:

 



Abha Gupta , MD, MSc, FRCPC
Co-Medical Director, SFPP
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Oncologist, Solid Tumour Program, Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Oncologist, Sarcoma Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program, PMCC

abha.gupta@sickkids.ca

Dr. Abha Gupta received her MD from the University of Toronto.  She completed her paediatrics residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (New Haven, CT) and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa) before moving back to Toronto to complete her fellowship in paediatric hematology/oncology at SickKids. To complement her training, Dr. Gupta completed a one-year fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology with a focus on sarcoma.  She is currently cross appointed as a staff oncologist at both The Hospital for Sick Children and Princess Margaret Hospital.  

Dr. Gupta’s primary clinical and research interests include sarcoma, adolescent oncology, and primary liver tumours in children.  

She is the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital. In this role she works with a team of people to create the infrastructure to ensure consistent and high quality delivery of information and services to young people with cancer.

At SickKids, along with paediatric urologist, Dr. Armando Lorenzo, she is Co-Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Program. The goal of this program is to ensure consistent and high quality delivery of information regarding fertility preservation to children and adolescents with cancer.


 



 

Armando J. Lorenzo, MD MSc FRCSC FAAP FACS ABU Board Certified
Co-Medical Director, SFPP

Paediatric Urologist, SickKids
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

armando.lorenzo@sickkids.ca

Armando was born in Panama City, Panama where he lived until moving to the United States for residency training in Urology. He spent six years in Dallas, completing an ACGME-approved program in Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School.

After visiting Toronto, he was granted a fellowship position at SickKids and the University of Toronto, where he received clinical and basic science training with Tony Khoury, Joao Pippi Salle and Darius Bägli, world-renowned academic paediatric urologists.  Armando then earned a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto’s HPME program. Since then, he has been a staff paediatric urologist at SickKids and has advanced to the academic position of Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. He is Board Certified in Urology and Paediatric Urology by the American Board of Urology and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada.

Armando’s interests are centered in clinical care, with focus in outcomes research, paediatric urological oncology and renal transplantation, generating multiple peer reviewed publications and book chapters. One of the most exciting aspects of his academic mission is traveling to different parts of the word, interacting with scientist and health-care providers, sharing ideas and seeking collaboration.

See Staff profile


 



 

Lisa Allen, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto
Section Head, Paediatric Gynaecology, SickKids
Site Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s College Hospital

lisa.allen@sickkids.ca

Dr. Allen obtained her MD from the University of Western Ontario, London. She completed a fellowship at the Women’s College Hospital, which was directed to developing surgical skills in pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopic urogynecologic surgery, and laser endometriosis surgery.  On completing her fellowship, she joined the Section of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at SickKids. 

Dr. Allen is past President of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.

Currently, she is the Head of the Section of Paediatric Gynecology at SickKids and Site Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Women’s College Hospital.

Dr. Allen has a primary appointment as Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is also Co-Chair of CANPAGO, the paediatric gynecology subspecialty committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


 


 

Anne Marie Maloney MSN, NP-Paediatrics, CPHON
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Haematology/Oncology
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fertility Preservation Program, SickKids
Adjunct Lecturer -Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

Phone: 416-813-7251
Fax: 416-813-6655

anne_marie.maloney@sickkids.ca
 

Anne Marie holds a BScN from the University of Windsor a MSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a post-master’s Nurse Practitioner Diploma from the University of Toronto.  She has extensive experience in the care of paediatric oncology patients in the acute care setting. She joined the SKFPP in 2014. Since that time she has been creating processes to support Fertility Preservation (FP) at SickKids. She provides education to staff regarding FP. 

Anne Marie sees patients referred to SFPP and provides information about their fertility risk and options available for FP. If the patient and family elect to pursue an FP intervention, she helps facilitate the process. Currently she is working to develop a FP database to help our program and future scientists learn more about fertility preservation in children and adolescents.

 


CONSULTANTS

The SFPP works closely with our consultants in reproductive health care.

 

Keith Jarvi, MD
Urologist
Director - Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre
Division Head -Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre
Dr. Jarvi - Staff profile

 

Kirk C. Lo, MD, FRCSC
Urologist
Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital

See staff profile.

 

Ellen Greenblatt MD FRCSC,
Medical Director CFRH, MSH
Division Head - Reproductive Sciences
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

See Mt, Sinai Fertility Program

 


FUNDING PARTNERS

The SFPP receives funding from the Garron Family Cancer Centre

 

 

The C17 Council provided funding on the SFPP's prior research initiatives. 

Their goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents with cancer and serious blood disorders in Canada.

 


CONTACT US

Reach our team by emailing fertilitypreservation@sickkkids.ca

Referrals to our program can be made via the SickKids Ambulatory Referral Management System (ARMS) or through the eCHN referral system - visit our Referrals page for further information. 

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