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Dr. Jennifer Blake is Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). She is an experienced physician and respected leader who has facilitated major organizational change in both hospital and academic sectors. During her 30-year medical career, Dr. Blake has held several clinical, academic and leadership roles, including Chief of obstetrics and gynaecology and Head of women's health at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Chief of pediatric gynaecology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Undergraduate Dean of McMaster University's medical school. She has also served as professor and associate chair at the University of Toronto, as well as head of pediatric gynaecology for the school. Dr. Blake brings a national perspective to her work from her experience with the SOGC, the Medical Council of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health. Dr. Blake has a bachelor of science from the University of Waterloo, and from McMaster University a medical degree and a master's in health research methodology. In 2011, Dr. Blake was identified as one of the top 25 women of influence in Canada.
1. I do not have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose. 2. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).