Gregory A. L. Davies, MD, FRCSC, FACOG - Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Gregory Davies reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Davies is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, and in the School of Kinesiology and Health Education. He serves as chair of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Davies is director of the Fetal Assessment Unit and previously held the position of director of Labour and Delivery at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. Davies has been the recipient of several research grants through Queen’s University, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and other Canadian organizations. From 1998 to 1999 Dr. Davies was an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II. He is a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the journal of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (Journal SOGC), and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Dr. Davies served on the genetics committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada from 1999-2006. He also serves on the Faculty of Health Sciences, Teaching Improvement Project Systems Committee of Queen’s University. From 1998 to 2004 he served as chair of the Annual Memorial Program 2-day CME in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Queen’s University. Dr. Davies is a member of the nucleus committee and examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialty examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Board Certifications

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), 1998
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), 1994

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Pre-Eclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Preterm Labour
Placenta Abruptio
Placenta Previa
Fetoscopy
Fetal Ultrasound
Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy
Multiple Pregnancy, Twins or More

Education

MD: McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 1989
Internship: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, 1989–1990
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, 1990–1994
Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1994–1996

Academic Appointments

Professor: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diagnostic Imaging, and the School of Physical Health and Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Chair: Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 2002–present

Hospital Affiliations

Director: Labour and Delivery, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, 2002–2006
Director: Fetal Assessment Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, 1996–present
Attending Staff: Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, 1996–present
Attending Staff: Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, ON, 1996–present

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Canadian Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Davies G, Wilson RD, Desilets V, Reid GJ, Shaw D, Summers A, Wyatt P, Young D, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (2003). Amniocentesis and women with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or human immunodeficiency virus. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 25(2): 145–152.
  2. Wilson RD, Davies G, Desilets V, Reid GJ, Shaw D, Summers A, Wyatt P, Young D, Crane J, Armson A, de la Ronde S, Farine D, Leduc L, Van Aerde J, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (2002). Cystic fibrosis carrier testing in pregnancy in Canada. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 24(8): 644–651.
  3. Fisher SA, Mackenzie VP, Davies GAL, McGrath MJ (2001). Oral vs. vaginal misoprostol for induction of labor: A double blind randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 185: 906–910.
  4. Avery ND, Wolfe LA, Amara CE, Davies GAL, McGrath MJ (2001). Effects of human pregnancy on cardiac autonomic function above and below the ventilatory threshold. Journal of Applied Physiology, 90: 321–328.
  5. Heenan AP, Wolfe, Davies GAL (2001). Maximal exercise testing in late gestation: Maternal responses. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 97(1): 127–134.
  6. Davies GAL (2000). Antenatal Fetal Assessment, SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal SOGC, (90): 456–462.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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