Deborah A. Penava, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Penava reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Penava is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the research committee for the department and past Director of Undergraduate Education. Dr. Penava is actively involved in the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). She served as chair of the Women's Health Policy Committee until 2006.
Education and Training
MD: University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 1994
Residency: University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 1994–1999
Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1999
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1999–2000
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, ON:
Associate Professor, 2007–present
Assistant Professor, 2000–2007
The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.