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About

Medical Experts

Dr. Stephen Hudson

Dr. Stephen Hudson MBChB, FRCS (OBGYN), Diploma in Anesthesia (DA), Diploma in Child Health ( DCH), graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1978. After spending 5 years gaining experience in various specialties including paediatrics, anesthesia and surgery, Dr. Hudson started a residency in OBGYN at Groote Schuur in Cape Town in 1983, transferring to UBC in Vancouver in 1988.

He first became in involved in infertility in the mid 1980s – and then after specializing at UBC in 1989, joined the UBC Reproductive program in the early 1990s. Dr. Hudson also became interested in diagnostic ultrasound and worked for 12 years in the BC Womens Hospital Ultrasound division as an ultrasonologist doing high risk Obstetrics. He moved to Vancouver Island in 1996, and after spending a few years practicing general OBGYN realized the need for a local fertility program and established the Victoria Fertility Centre in 2003. Dr.Hudson is the Medical Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre and also an Assistant Professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The Victoria Fertility Centre provides all forms of assisted reproductive technologies including IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, all forms of third party parenting, and cryopreservation of embryos and gametes (eggs and sperm).

Dr. Hudson is married with 3 daughters. Learn more about Dr. Stephen Hudson at: http://www.victoriafertility.com

Dr. Beth Taylor

Beth TaylorDr. Taylor is co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre.

After completing her medical degree at Dalhousie University Dr Taylor moved to British Columbia to do her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She subsequently completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and then joined Genesis Fertility Centre as a co-director.

Dr. Taylor is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC and coordinates the UBC Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program “Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility” rotation. She is an active staff member at BC Women’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital and performs surgery at both of these centers.

Dr. Taylor has expertise in all areas of reproductive endocrinology and infertility care. Her areas of particular interest are minimally invasive surgery for conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, adhesions, uterine and tubal reconstruction and reversal of female sterilization/tubal ligation. She is also interested in fertility preservation and IVF and has an ongoing research study of the factors that influence IVF success.

She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written three book chapters. Learn more about Dr. Beth Taylor at: http://www.olivefertility.com

Dr. William Buckett

Dr. William Buckett (MB ChB, MD, FRCOG) is a former contributor to MyFertilityChoices.com. He received his medical degree from the University of Birmimgham in 1988. He completed his training in obstetrics and gynecology and was awarded the MRCOG in 1994. Following his general training he did a fellowship in reproductive medicine at the University of Liverpool (1995-1997) and a further fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill University (1997-1999). After his sub-specialist training he took up a position as a consultant gynecologist and sub-specialist in infertility at St Mary’s Hospital, London and also was a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

He returned to Montreal in 2002 to take up a post as an Assistant Professor and is currently Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University. He regularly presents his work around the world and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, abstracts or book chapters. He has served on the editorial board of Human Reproduction and the Science Advisory Panel to Assisted Human Reproduction Canada.

Dr. Buckett works at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Reproductive Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He has experience in medical and surgical treatment of infertility, recurrent miscarriage, all assisted reproductive treatments, as well as and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and fertility preservation for cancer patients. His main research interests are recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy outcomes following assisted reproductive treatments.