Dr. Kirsten Niles is an obstetrician and gynecologist subspecializing in maternal fetal medicine and clinical genetics.

Prior to joining the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Fraser Health Authority, she completed a combined MD/PhD at McGill University, residency in obstetrics and genecology and fellowships in maternal fetal medicine and clinical genetics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Niles is also the current Regional Division Head of Obstetrics for the Fraser Health Authority. Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, dancing, and nature photography.

Areas of expertise

  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound


  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Formal education

  • Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine – University of Toronto 
  • Residency (FRCSC) Obstetrics & Gynecology – University of Toronto
  • Doctor of Medicine – McGill University
  • PhD in Molecular Genetics – McGill University
  • Bachelor of Science – McGill University


  • Improving clinical practice recommendations for late preterm antenatal corticosteroids: incorporating a decision support tool to tackle the uncertain balance of risks and benefits
  • Canadian Preterm Birth Network Grant. Improving utilization of antenatal Corticosteroids in preterm birth

Awards, honours, recognition and certification

  • SOGC Junior Member Best of Four Research in Obstetrics – 2012
  • IWK Board of Directors Fellowship – 2012
  • Hamilton G. Wadman Memorial Prize in Medicine – 2009


  • Metcalfe A, Hutcheon J, Sabr Y, Lyons J, Burrows J, Donovan L, Joseph K. Timing of delivery in women with diabetes: A population-based study. Acta Obst. Gynecol. Scand. 2020. 99(3):341-9.
  • Liauw J, Burrows J, Crane J, Lacaze-Masmonteil T, Murphy K, Boutin A, Skoll A, Joseph K A Common Language: What exactly does 34 weeks' gestation mean? J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018 Dec;40(12):1623-1626.
  • Boutin A, Skoll A, Bujold E, Burrows J, Crane J, Geary M, Jain V, Lacaze-Masmonteil T, Liauw J, Mundle W, Murphy K, Wong S, Joseph K Antenatal corticosteroid therapy for improving neonatal outcomes. J Obstet Gynecol Can. 2018. 40(9):1219-39

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