Obstetrics and Gynecology

About the Department

The McMaster University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a large multi-site department with over 100 Geographic full-time, part-time clinical and adjunct faculty located at two fully-affiliated teaching hospitals, community teaching hospitals and other distributed education sites.

There are five clinical divisions, a group of Generalists and one basic science division within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:

  • Generalists
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Reproductive Biology (Basic Science)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Urogynecology

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About the Chief - Dr. Bryon DeFrance

Dr. Bryon De France is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and a member of the active staff in the clinical Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation in Hamilton Ontario.  He is also an Associate Member of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at McMaster University. In addition, Dr. De France is the lead Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician leading the McMaster Diabetes in Pregnancy Program at McMaster University.

He received his MD at McMaster University and continued there to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was the first Fellow in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at McMaster.  In addition, prior to Medical education he completed BSc and MSc degrees in the field of Toxicology at the University of Guelph.  Dr. De France joined the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at McMaster in 2001 and has been an active fulltime member since that time.  He has pursued additional training in Clinical Epidemiology while on staff at McMaster University and is currently involved in Clinical, Educational and Research activities.

Chief Assistant:

Holly Lo Manto
Ext. 76254