President and CEO

Dr. R. Douglas Wilson, President

Dr. WilsonDr. R. Douglas Wilson was the Professor and past Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone from December 2008- November 2018 and currently is a Professor Emeritus in the Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Medical Genetics, at the Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary 2018 to present.

Previous academic locations have been The Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, as Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery with cross appointment in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from July 2001-November 2008 and University of British Columbia, BC Children's and Women's Hospital, Vancouver BC Canada Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Medical Genetics from July 1985 to June 2001.

His educational sites were:

  • Undergraduate: University of British Columbia BSc Chemistry 1971; University of British Columbia MSc Genetics 1975; University of British Columbia MD 1977;
  • Rotating Internship: Cook Hospital Gisborne NZ 1977-1978;
  • Family Medicine: NZ and New Brunswick Canada September 1978-May 1979;
  • Residency: University of British Columbia O/G 1979-1983;
  • Fellowship University of British Columbia Med Genetics / MFM 1983-1985;
  • Healthcare Management Harvard University School of Business 2009-2010 (Part-time).

Dr. Wilson’s academic and research interests are Prenatal Diagnosis (non-invasive; invasive), Fetal Therapy, Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Imaging, Prenatal Screening and Risk Reduction, Preconception Risk Management, and Quality and Safety Improvement, ERAS-Cesarean Delivery.

His editorial board activities include Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

In the past and presently, he has served as Committee Chair (Past): SOGC Genetics Committee (1988-2016) member 2016 – present, GMOC Co Chair 2015- present, SOGC Board 2016 to present.

Dr. Wilson holds current memberships to the following Academic Societies: SOGC, ISPD and the International Fetoscopy Working Group. He is also a member of the Alberta Strategic Clinic Network (SCN) Maternal New born Child and Youth (2012 to present).

Dr. Diane Francoeur, CEO

Dr. Diane Francoeur Dr. Diane Francoeur has been a highly accomplished Obstetrician-Gynecologist for more than 30 years and as a fierce advocate for women and health care providers, she continues to serve her community as a practicing OB/GYN to this day.

Dr. Francoeur has been responsible for leading all specialties in Quebec as the health care system navigates the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and understands the needs of women's health specialists throughout this difficult climate.

Dr. Francoeur was the CEO and served as the first woman president of the Federation of Medical Specialists of Québec (FMSQ), completing all mandates. She continues to work as an associate professor in the OB/GYN department at CHU Ste-Justine, affiliated with the University of Montreal and is a strong champion of women’s rights, physician’s leadership, and healthcare management.

She is a graduate of the Université Laval with a doctorate in medicine, completed the Director' education program at McGill University and graduated from Harvard University with a Master's degree in Health Care Management.

Dr. Francoeur's academic background has been a driving standard of care in her obstetrical practice and in the boardroom.

Board of Directors

The SOGC Board of Directors provides oversight for the governance and strategic planning of the Society. Dynamic, skill-based board members are nominated and elected by the membership at large.

The SOGC has a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Board of Directors for 2022/2023 from across Canada:

Board Mosaic
Dr. R. Douglas Wilson- President
Dr. Margaret Morris - Past President
Dr. Amanda Black - President-Elect
Dr. Hussam Azzam - Treasurer
Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck - Vice President
Ms. Melanie Basso - Director of the Board
Dr. Kim Butler - Director of the Board
Dr. Isabelle Hardy - Director of the Board
Dr. Brent Jim - Director of the Board
Ms. Carole Miceli - Director of the Board
Dr. Amanda Morris - Director of the Board
Dr. Annie Ouellet - Director of the Board
Dr. Dante Pascali - Director of the Board
Dr. Charlotte Roy - Director of the Board
Dr. Diane Francoeur - Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jocelynn Cook - Chief Scientific Officer