Q: Why did you become a doctor?
I was inspired to become a doctor by my parents who encouraged me to become someone who would help people. My uncle also inspired me as he was the first doctor in our family.
I was an OB/GYN resident in Canada in the mid-1980s, when IVF was very new. Three of the attending physicians who were training me at that time, Drs. Yuzpe, Brown, and Casper, started IVF at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) while I was a resident. Their enthusiasm, “can do” attitude, and success were inspirational. I had motivational role models who were pioneering an exciting new treatment during my training.