Breastfeeding Centre of Excellence

Family Practice Obstetrics

Dr. Karen Fleming
Dr.  Karen Fleming

Division Lead, Sunnybrook Family Medicine Obstetrics
Interim Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5


Phone: 416-440-1880
Fax: 416-440-1106

Administrative Assistant: Erin Szigeti
Email: erin.szigeti@sunnybrook.ca

Dr. Karen Fleming is an assistant professor with the department of family and community medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the division lead for family medicine obstetrics within the department of family and community medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she is also the interim chief for the department of family and community medicine. Her portfolio also includes the education scholarship lead and the director of mentorship and continuing professional development for the division of family medicine obstetrics at Sunnybrook.

Dr. Fleming established the Women and Babies 4P Maternal Health Clinic in 2014 for women whose pregnancies were complicated by gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. The clinic provides inter-professional education and counselling to improve women’s future health.

Research and practice interests

  • chronic disease prevention for women
  • exercise in pregnancy for sedentary women and elite athletes
  • pregnancy complications as predictors of women’s future health
  • exercise as medicine across the lifespan to improve health for not one, but two, generations