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Urogynecology Team

Dr. Jane Schulz

Dr. Jane Schulz is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a Professor and Academic Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  

Dr. Schulz was born in England and immigrated to Edmonton with her family in the mid 1980s. She completed her medical school training in the Honors in Research Program at the University of Alberta in 1992, and continued Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta.  During this time she developed an interest in Urogynecology and completed a fellowship in this subspecialty - training at St. Georges Hospital in London, England and the University of Toronto.

 In 1999 Dr. Schulz accepted an academic position in the Department of Obstetrics of Gynecology at the University of Alberta and joined Dr. Cathy Flood in the Urogynecology unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In this setting Dr. Schulz has a large clinical practice in addition to being involved in ongoing teaching of medical students, residents, physicians in the community, and allied health professionals. Dr. Schulz served as the academic and clinical division lead for Urogynecology from 2009-2019. 

Dr. Schulz is involved in ongoing clinical research, is an active member of the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute, has served for 6 years on the Health Research Ethics Board, and is a North American representative to the International Committee of the International Urogynecology Association (IU GA). Dr. Schulz’s research focus is on clinical innovation, quality improvement, and projects that have immediate clinical knowledge translation.

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Dr. Annick Poirier

Dr. Annick Poirier is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Clinical Lecturer within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta. 

 

Dr. Poirier graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and during her internship she developed an interest in women’s health.  Thus, she chose to further her education by completing a 5-year medical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University.  Afterward she settled in Chandler Quebec on the Gaspe’ Peninsula, where she worked as a general Obstetrics/Gynecology physician for 5 years. During this period, she became concerned about the limited resources for female pelvic floor disorders and to broaden her knowledge and skills, she accepted a 2-year Urogynecology Fellowship through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 2014. 

Upon completion of her Fellowship, she joined the Urogynecology Clinic at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.  Dr. Poirier also practices within the Chronic Pelvic Pain Program at the Lois Hole Hospital where she works to grow the program and advocate for better patient care.  She is also active in research and her most recent focus is on pelvic floor dysfunction knowledge amongst new immigrants to Edmonton. Dr. Poirier is fluent in 3 languages and has an interest in global health.

Dr. May Sanaee

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Dr. May Sanaee is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta. 

Dr. Sanaee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and continued into the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at McMaster University Medical School. She went on to the University of British Columbia for an Advanced Subspecialty Fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).

Over the past decade Dr. Sanaee has trained and worked in 5 different provinces and territories, offering specialized care for pelvic floor disorders. Her recent clinical practice includes a full-time academic urogynecology and chronic pelvic pain practice in Edmonton, emergency on-call urogynecology coverage and gynecology oncology on-call coverage. Dr. Sanaee also works as an OBGYN locum in rural BC and Alberta.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Sanaee mentors and teaches young doctors through various levels of curriculum. She is a scholar and active researcher in her areas of expertise, and has a particular interest in providing support and advocacy for rural and remote communities.

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Dr. Erin Kelly

Dr. Erin Kelly

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Dr. Erin Kelly is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also the Fellowship Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery program at the University of Alberta.

 

Dr. Kelly graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and continued into the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Western University Medical School. She continued on at Western University to complete her fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).

 

Upon completion of her Fellowship training, Dr. Kelly worked in Southwestern Ontario, providing Obstetrical and Gynecologic care. She moved to Edmonton and joined the Urogynecology clinic at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women in 2018, to provide specialized care for pelvic floor disorders. In addition to a full-time academic practice in Urogynecology, Dr. Kelly also provides care through the Chronic Pelvic Pain program at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

 

As Fellowship Program Director, Dr Kelly mentors and supports fully trained Obstetrician-Gynecologists as they pursue subspecialty training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is an active researcher and a member for the Health Research Ethics Board – Biomedical Panel. Her research interests include chronic pelvic pain management, and quality improvement.  

Dr. Momoe Hyakutake

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Dr. Momoe Hyakutake is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta. 

Dr. Hyakutake was born and raised in Calgary, but decided to venture to Edmonton for her medical school training. She graduated in 2007, and continued into the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at University of Alberta. Though she enjoyed obstetrics, she gravitated towards urogynecologic surgeries and  decided to pursue a fellowship in this subspecialty. She successfully obtained a fellowship position in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of British Columbia.  

After completing her fellowship, she came back to Edmonton to join Dr. Flood and Dr. Schulz in the Urogynecology Division. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Hyakutake actively participates in research, with a focus on surgical technique and innovation. She has participated in a number of national multicenter surgical trials. 

Another area of focus for Dr. Hyakutake is medical education. She holds many roles within both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Dr. Momoe Hyakutake
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Dr. Cathy Flood

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Dr. Cathy Flood (she/her) is a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Professor within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta. 

Dr. Flood completed her BSc(H) at the University of Manitoba in 1985, and moved to Edmonton to complete the rest of her medical career, finishing her residency training at the University of Alberta in 1992. She completed a clinical fellowship in Urogynecology at the University of Toronto and then returned to Edmonton to initiate the comprehensive Urogynecology clinic in 1993.

She is involved in research with a focus on Transgender care and access to gender affirmation bottom surgery with follow up care. In 2018 she initiated a clinic for post-operative care for gender diverse patients traveling to distant sites for surgery. This clinic is affiliated with the newly established 2S LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre for gender diverse care.

Dr. Flood has an interest in medical education and recently took on the director position for the University of Alberta Medical School Reproductive Medicine block. She is involved in undergraduate, residency training and fellowship training. She recently developed the Urogynecology Wellness Practitioner post graduate course for nurses and allied health professionals in partnership with Grant McEwan university.

Dr. Flood serves on the board of the Canadian Society of Pelvic Medicine and on the Education Committee of International Urogynecology Association. 

Dr. Paul Groves

Dr. Paul Groves is the latest team member to join as a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

 

He grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and has completed his medical training across Canada. He completed medical school in Toronto in 2014. His residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was completed in St. John’s Newfoundland by 2019. He completed is two-year fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. 

 

In addition to his clinical and surgical practice, he is actively involved in research. He has been a leading team member for an ongoing randomized controlled study looking at prophylactic antibiotics at the time of bladder Botox. Along with antibiotic stewardship, his other research interests include Urogynecology surgical outcomes and complications, alternatives to mesh use in Urogynecology, and chronic pelvic pain. 

Dr. Paul Groves