Lindsay Shirreff, MD, MSc(HQ)
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Shirreff is an Associate Professor and has a research focus on quality improvement and patient safety and mature women’s health. She has a keen interest in surgical outcomes, clinical effectiveness, knowledge translation and improving healthcare systems. Specifically, her expertise is in menopause healthcare delivery and quality outcomes in minimally invasive gynaecology. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and co-founded the Gynaecology Quality Improvement Collaboration (www.GYNQI.com). Since July, 2015, her research program has received over $500,000 CAD and she has mentored over 25 trainees from project inception to publication.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Drs. Shirreff and Murji co-founded the Surgical Gynaecology Scorecard, a national program providing hysterectomy metrics, biannually over 5 years, to >120 surgeons at 10 hospitals, encouraging individual and hospital-level reflection. Our wealth of data with >5000 hysterectomies in our RedCAP database, resulted in a robust research and knowledge translation program from which our novel Hysterectomy Complication Prediction Tool emerged. In 2022, we introduced the Gynaecology Quality Improvement Collaboration (www.GYNQI.com), a community of practice assisting gynaecologists and patients in care delivery with >65 patient handouts, 3 patient portals and dissemination of several successful quality improvement projects within our network. Our site has >2000 monthly worldwide users.