Specialist in fertility and egg freezing at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine based near Vancouver.
Dr. Dunne is a Co-Director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) in Vancouver and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She specializes in infertility and egg freezing.
She is doubly certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. After studying science at McGill University and the University of London (UK), Dr. Dunne obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. She then completed her residency and subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Dr. Dunne is also a registered sonographer for gynecologic ultrasound with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Dr. Dunne’s goal is to provide compassionate and patient-centered care based on a foundation of scientific evidence. She has participated in numerous clinical studies and published research on in vitro fertilization, gynecologic surgery and ovarian disease. She is also active as a reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada. Her ongoing involvement in education includes lecturing to medical students and residents at the University of British Columbia medical school. Committed to providing her patients with the most up-to-date techniques in fertility care, Dr. Dunne has travelled to the United States and Europe to study at some of the world’s most progressive clinics.
As a mom and a professional, Dr. Dunne appreciates the importance of fertility and the challenges that women can face in creating their families. She is committed to understanding each patient’s unique circumstances and developing a treatment plan that best suits a couple’s, or individual’s, vision for growing a family. This could include fertility treatments, such as insemination, in vitro fertilization or donor eggs for those wishing to conceive right away, or egg freezing for women who want to preserve the option of conceiving in the future. Dr. Dunne supports that families come in all shapes and sizes and she is proud to be part of the diverse team at PCRM.
As a fertility doctor, I have some patients who tell me they are using multiple different test methods simultaneously! I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the most fundamental part of a woman's fertility: ovulation.
As a fertility specialist, one of the most common sentiments I hear is, "I was careful my whole life not to get pregnant and now that I am ready, I can't believe it is this difficult!" Contrary to what your high school sex ed teacher would have had you believe, the chances of pregnancy with intercourse are not 100 per cent every month.