Dr. Bryan S Richardson MD
Dr. Bryan Richardson is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Pediatrics at The University of Western Ontario, and a Scientist in the Fetal and Newborn Health Program of the Children’s Health Research Institute in London, Ontario.
He has had longstanding support from the MRC/CIHR, initially as an MRC Fellow and subsequently a Scholar, and with continuous national funding for over 25 years, most recently as a member of the CIHR Group in Fetal Growth Restriction: Mechanisms and Outcomes. He is currently investigating the impact of maternal undernourishment leading to fetal growth restriction with chronic hypoxia on later development focusing on the brain.
Dr. Richardson is recognized for his research contributions internationally having published 147 peer-reviewed medical articles, and 21 book chapters/symposia proceedings. He has supervised and mentored 43 research trainees, many of whom subsequently have taken up academic faculty positions here in Canada and in Japan. He was the first WYETH AYERST Canada/CIHR Clinical Research Chair in Women’s Health for Perinatology, and subsequently a recipient of a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Fetal and Neonatal Health and Development (2004-2011).
As further indication of his stature in perinatal physiology and clinical practice, Dr. Richardson was voted to the Executive Council of the Perinatal Research Society, and subsequently served as its President. He also chaired the Canadian Investigators in Reproduction, the research arm of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, and served on the inaugural Advisory Board for the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health.
Dr. Richardson has been a reviewer for several scientific medical journals in the fields of Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Perinatal Physiology, and presently serves on the editorial boards for Early Human Development and Reproductive Sciences. He additionally has served as a committee member for several granting agencies including March of Dimes, and the MRC/CIHR Clinical Investigation A Committee. Dr. Richardson also served as Academic Chair of Western’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 2004 until 2012, overseeing a period of substantial growth and promoting academic excellence and funding partnerships.
1. I do not have an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a pharmaceutical, medical device or communications organization.
2. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).