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AK Lecture 05: “Gender pay gap & reproductive outcomes”

April 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Dr. Andrea Simpson

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

2023 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 05
“The gender pay gap and reproductive outcomes among women physicians”

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures offer the opportunity for women faculty from outside institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars to present on their expertise, either alone or in tandem with an Anne Klibanski Scholar.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the gender pay gap, and how it exists in a fee-for-service system
  • Review the data on delayed childbearing and reproductive outcomes among women physicians (the Dr. Mom cohort)
  • Discuss solutions to closing the gender pay gap and supporting physicians who are parents

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD, MBA, Director, Center for Faculty Development; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Presenter: Andrea Simpson, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Obstetrician Gynecologist, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto

Dr. Simpson is an obstetrician and minimally invasive gynaecologic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). She is a clinical epidemiologist and her research interests include access to health services, maternal and newborn outcomes, as well as issues pertaining to physician health and wellness. She is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded Early Career Investigator and holds a Physicians’ Services Incorporated New Investigator Grant. She is active in both postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and has won a number of teaching and research awards, including the Council on Resident Education in OB/GYN (CREOG) National Faculty Award, and a team award from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health for Best Research with a Significant Policy Impact – “Addressing Gender Bias in Surgery Researchers.”


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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