Administrative Team
Trainees - Current Physician Fellows
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Nicholas A. Leyland

Chair and Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Associate Member
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine,
McMaster University, Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


BASc, MD, MHCM, FRCSC


“Dr. Leyland was a Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto; and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Medical Director of the Women’s, Children’s and Family Health Program at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. Dr. Leyland received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree with distinction from the University of Guelph (1979) and his MD with honours from the University of Toronto where he graduated as the Cody Silver Medalist (1983). In 2006, Dr. Leyland received a Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard University Summa Cum Laude.”

John Kelton, Dean of the faculty of Health Sciences on the appointment of Dr. Leyland as the Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University. And Chief of OB/GYN Hamilton Health Sciences.

Dr. Leyland is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in gynecological surgery. He has contributed academically to the advancement of women’s health in the development and the provision of the least invasive surgical options for a variety of surgical conditions. He is an award winning teacher and researcher and sought after speaker on a variety of issues in women’s health, patient safety and quality in medicine. He has developed many innovative laparoscopic techniques including a laparoscopic operation to correct cervical incompetence in pregnant patients, an operation that he has trained surgeons to perform across Canada and in many other countries.

He is the Chair of the Gynecology Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, helping to set standards for the profession and is the President of the Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecologists of Canada. The majority of his academic career has been at the University of Toronto where he developed one of Canada’s first comprehensive fellowships in minimally invasive gynecological surgery.”

Dr. Leyland is committed to providing the least invasive management options for women in a variety of medical and surgical conditions. His entire academic career has been dedicated medical education to ensure access to practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve this goal.