Dr. Katharine Phillips, B.Sc., MD, FRCSC, REI
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist (REI)
Dr. Phillips earned her B.Sc. Honours in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, followed by her medical degree from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia, followed by a fellowship in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at McMaster University.
During her fellowship, Dr. Phillips was actively involved in educating medical students and residents in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She gave several invited talks on oncofertility preservation to departments within the Hamilton Health Sciences, where she also worked as a locum gynecologist.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as an active member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has several research publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented at national and international medical conferences.
Dr. Phillips’ practice includes all areas of reproductive medicine, with a particular interest in the role of diet and lifestyle on health and fertility, fertility options for single persons, and fertility preservation.
She cares deeply about her patients’ fertility journeys and strives to understand each patient/couple’s unique perspective in developing an individualized and comprehensive treatment approach.
Why I became an REI
Video transcript for "Why I became an REI"
Text on screen: Dr. Katharine Phillips, B.Sc. (Hons), MD, FRCSC
Dr. Katharine Phillips: Hello, my name’s doctor Phillips. To tell you a little about myself, I was born and raised in Toronto but have spent the last 15 years pursuing my medical education across Canada and in fact it was during my Obstetrics and Gynecology training at the University of British Columbia that I became quite moved by the powerful and meaningful impact fertility specialists can have on their patient’s lives, including helping them start a family, grow their families or preserve future fertility potential. And it was this in combination with time I spent at TRIO as a trainee that inspired me to want to become a fertility specialist myself. So now I’m thrilled and honoured to join the team at TRIO. I hope I can have a positive and meaningful impact on my patients’ fertility journeys in the future.