Dr. Haim A. Abenhaim is an obstetrician and gynecologist and maternal fetal medicine specialist at the Jewish General Hospital, McGill University. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Physiology and his Medical Doctorate at McGill University. He continued on to obtain specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University, and subspecialty fellowship training in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Montreal. During his clinical training, Dr. Abenhaim completed a Masters in Public Health degree in quantitative methods at Harvard University. Currently, he is the Director of Perinatal Research at the Jewish General Hospital and Chairs the Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Rounds in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jewish General Hospital.
Major Research Activities
Dr. Abenhaim’s research is focused on determinants and outcomes of obstetrical diseases. Specifically, he researches cesarean delivery rates, prematurity, and rare diseases of pregnancy. His expertise is in the use of large databases. He currently chairs the McGill Residency Research Committee and oversees the research projects of obstetrics and gynecology residents and medical students. Dr Abenhaim's research program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Abenhaim HA, Azoulay L, Holcroft CA, Bure LA, Assayag J, Benjamin A.."Incidence, risk factors, and obstetrical outcomes of women with breast cancer in pregnancy." Breast J. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):564-8.
Balayla J, Azoulay L, Abenhaim HA. “Maternal Marital Status and the Risk of Stillbirth and Infant Death: A Population-Based Cohort Study on 40 Million Births in the United States.” Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jun 18.
Abenhaim HA, Benjamin A. “Effect of prior cesarean delivery on neonatal outcomes.” J Perinat Med. 2011 May; 39(3): 241-4.