Desirée Reichhardt is a nurse practitioner at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre, specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine and women’s health. She has a special interest in high-risk obstetric sonography and contraceptive care.

Desirée Reichhardt is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in Maternal Fetal Medicine and primary care. She maintains Adjunct Professorship and Clinical Faculty appointments with the University of British Columbia. Desirée completed her doctoral studies through Grand Canyon University with a dissertation focus on postpartum utilization of intrauterine contraception to reduce unintended and short interval pregnancies. She is also passionate about caring for women and families with complex pregnancy-related conditions.

Areas of expertise

  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound
  • Contraceptive care


  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Postpartum Contraception and IUD Clinic


Formal education

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) – 2022 – American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – 2020 – Grand Canyon University
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner – 2014 – University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 2008 – Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Awards, honours, recognition and certification

  • RDMS Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound Certification - 2022
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - 2014
  • Perinatal Specialty Nursing Certificate - 2009


  • Leveraging Antenatal Care With Structured Contraceptive Counseling to Cultivate Knowledge and Acceptability of Postpartum Intrauterine Methods
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