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Sunnybrook Research Institute
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M4 172a
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- M.B.Bch., 1983, Johannesburg, South Africa
- FRCOG, 1988, London, UK
- MD, 1992, University of Newcastle, Australia
- FRCSC, 1995, Canada
Appointments and Affiliations:
- Associate scientist, evaluative clinical sciences, Women & Babies Research Program (director), Sunnybrook Research Institute
- Associate professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Toronto
- Chief, maternal-fetal medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Investigator, Centre for Mother, Infant and Child Research
- Director, multiple pregnancy, obstetrics and gynecology, Sunnybrook
- Head, maternal fetal medicine, Sunnybrook
- Representative, maternal morbidity and mortality, World Health Organization
- Chair, Canadian Working Group on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Canada
- Committee chair, multiples committee, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
- Committee member, medico-legal committee (SOGC) and planning committee (SOGC)
- Canadian representative, International Society for Twin Studies
- Reviewer, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Journal of the SOGC, Twins Research and Canadian Medical Association Journal
- Member, Women's College Hospital Foundation
- Member of Multiple Births Canada advisory board
- Multiple pregnancy
- Maternal morbidity and mortality
Dr. Barrett coordinated and published the first Canadian consensus on the management of multiple pregnancies, pioneered Canada's first specialized multiples clinic, and was awarded an innovation grant by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for $200,000.
He is the principal investigator in the Twin Birth Study run by the Centre for Mother, Infant, and Child Research (CMICR). The Twin Birth Study is a multicentre, randomized clinical trial funded by an $8.7-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Over 140 centres in 30 countries are part of this study, which will eventually enrol 2,800 women over four to five years, with a two-year follow-up.
Dr. Barrett is also a co-investigator on the Early External Cephalic Version Trial, which is also run through CMICR.
In 2009, Dr. Barrett coordinated the first Canadian consensus conference on near-miss maternal mortality.
Related News and Stories
- Caesarean no safer than vaginal delivery for twins, Globe and Mail, Feb. 25, 2013.
- A new place to call home, Sep. 22, 2010
- CV: Dr. Jon Barrett, Oct. 1, 2007