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Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

Pregnancy - Your St. Michael's team

What services does our team provide?

The first part of pregnancy is looked after by your own doctor or nurse practitioner. Keep seeing your usual primary care provider for as long as the two of you feel comfortable.

After 20- 28 weeks

At some point during the second half of pregnancy, you will be introduced to the family medicine obstetrician at your clinic. This/these will be the doctor(s) you get to know in the later part of your pregnancy.

Meet the doctor night

  • You have the chance to meet all the delivering doctors on the first Mondays in September, December, February and June at 7 p.m.
  • No appointment is required but ask your doctor or nurse when and where these meetings will be

What happens when my baby is born?

Within one to two days of leaving the hospital, your baby should be seen by your regular nurse practitioner or doctor. Anytime after the birth, call into your clinic and ask for a newborn appointment.

Our maternity group

We are a team of family doctors with special training in pregnancy care. We all enjoy and look after many different types of women and their babies during this special time. We want to provide you the best care, in a friendly, comfortable environment that focuses on your needs.

+ How does this group work?

Each woman has her own doctor in our group. This is the doctor you see for your regular pregnancy visits during the second half of your pregnancy. We will be arranging sessions every three months or so to give you an opportunity to meet the other doctors in the call group. We all share deliveries so that each of us is “on call” once per week and one weekend out of every five. For emergencies or for the delivery, you should call either maternal triage at the hospital or the doctor on call (the details are below).

+ So it may not be ‘my’ doctor that attends the delivery?

Yes, that’s right. Most doctors who deliver babies belong to a call group of one sort or another. This is how we can be there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We believe this kind of structured call group has many advantages.

  • One of the doctors in our group will be there for you during your delivery, and you will have the chance to meet all the doctors in the group before you give birth.
  • The doctors in the group update each other regularly. This means the doctor who attends the delivery will know about you, and your medical history.
  • One of the reasons we came together as a group was because we all approach pregnant women and their families in the same way. We all put safety first, but will do everything we can to follow your birth plan.
  • We all work at St. Michael’s Hospital; that means we are all very familiar with the hospital, equipment and other staff.

+ Does the group work with residents?

Yes, residents are doctors who are doing special training in family practice. Our group has a strong commitment to teaching the next generation. After all, pregnancy and birth are a part of normal life and so have to be part of training family doctors.

+ The doctors in the group

Majot Sarao
Dr. Majot Sarao
Dr. Allison Farber
Dr. Allison Farber
Dr. Tali Bogler
Dr. Tali Bogler
Dr. Hannah Feiner
Dr. Hannah Feiner
Dr. Karen Swirsky
Dr. Karen Swirsky
Family Practice Unit
61 Queen St. East,
3rd Floor
416-867-7426
Dr. Karen Swirsky
Dr. Hannah Feiner
Dr. Tali Bogler
Dr. Allison Farber
Dr. Majot Sarao

Dr. Noor Ramji
Dr. Noor Ramji
Health Centre at 80 Bond
80 Bond St.
416-864-3011
Dr. Noor Ramji


Dr. Lee Schofield
Dr. Lee Schofield
St. Lawrence Health Centre
140 The Esplanade, Unit 3
416-864-6000
Dr. Lee Schofield


Dr. Maya Nader
Dr. Maya Nader
Dr. Susan Shepherd
Dr. Susan Shepherd
Health Centre at 410
410 Sherbourne St., 4th Floor
416-867-3728
Dr. Susan Shepherd
Dr. Maya Nader


Dr. Suzanne Turner
Dr. Suzanne Turner
Dr. Nasreen Ramji
Dr. Nasreen Ramji
St. James Town Health Centre
410 Sherbourne St., 1st Floor
416-864-3096
Dr. Nasreen Ramji
Dr. Suzanne Turner


Dr. Robert Stewart
Dr. Jane Ridley
Dr. Cristina Pop
Dr. Cristina Pop
Sumac Creek Health Centre
73 Regent Park Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 2B7, Canada
Phone: 416-864-3022
Dr. Cristina Pop
Dr. Jane Ridley