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Heather Millar

Title: Staff Physician, Section of Gynaecology
Designations: MD, MIPH, FRCSC
Phone: 416-813-6189
Fax: 416-813-7271
Alternate Contact Name: Michele Pickles
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 298444

Biography

Dr. Heather Millar joined the section of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology in 2020 after completing her fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She received her Medical Degree and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.  

After her residency, Millar went to Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, to work as Reproductive Health Team Leader and Faculty Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as part of the University of Toronto’s Dept. of ObGyn’s membership in the AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) Consortium. While in Kenya, she helped start and then complete the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fellowship in Global Women’s Health and Equity, which focuses on care, teaching, and research to improve the health of marginalized women locally and globally.

Research

Dr. Millar’s research interests centre around the goal of improving the sexual and reproductive health of marginalized girls and young women, both locally and internationally. She is particularly interested in innovative approaches to prevention and care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for this high-risk group, including inter-disciplinary collaboration and community partnership.

Education and experience

  • 2006: Master of Internation Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2010: Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2015: Resident, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2017: Fellow, Global Women’s Health and Equity, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2018: Fellow, Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • 2018: Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Clinical Associate, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • 2020: Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Locum Privileges, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • 2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2020: Associate Staff Physician, Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology, Section of Gynecology, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • 2020: Locum Tenens, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, ON

Achievements

  • 2018: Fellows Research Award – North American Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
  • 2018: Social Responsibility Award in Global Women’s Health and Vulnerable Populations – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
  • 2015: Dr. Frederick R. Papsin Award – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
  • 2015: Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award – Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Publications

  1. Lumsden R, Barasa F, Park LP, Ochieng CB, Alera JM, Millar HC, Bloomfield GS, Christoffersen-Deb A. High Burden of Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy at a National Referral Hospital in Western KenyaGlobal Heart 2020; 15(1): 10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gh.404.
  2. Millar HC, Randle EA, Scott HM, Shaw D, Kent N, Nakajima AK, Spitzer RF.  Global Women’s Health Education in Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programs: A survey of program directors and senior residents.  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2015; 37(10): 927-35.
  3. Martiniuk ALC, Millar HCMalefoasi G, Vergeer P, Garland T, Knight S.  Cooperation, Integration, and Long-term Commitment: What Solomon Islanders and Development Workers Say About Health Sector Aid.  Asia Pac J Public Health 2008; 20: 287-97. Co-author. 

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