Professor Laura Magee graduated MD (Hons) from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1988. Following clinical training in Toronto (Toronto Western and Mt Sinai Hospitals) to complete her FRCPC (General Internal Medicine, 1992) and subspecialty training (Clinical Pharmacology, Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children), she received funding from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Hospital for Sick Children to undertake her obstetric medicine training with Chris Redman, University of Oxford, while completing her MSc in clinical epidemiology. In 1996, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and established the obstetric medicine service at Mt Sinai Hospital. In 2000, she was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Consultant in Obstetric Medicine at BC Women’s Hospital and General Internal Medicine at Providence Health Care (Vancouver, Canada), with subsequent promotion to Clinical Associate Professor (2005) and Clinical Professor (2011). She returned to the UK in 2015 as Professor of Maternal Medicine, St George’s, University of London, moving to become Professor of Women’s Health, King’s College London in September 2017.
Professor Magee has served as the Founder, Obstetric Medicine Training Programme, University of Toronto, and chaired two national guideline committees in Canada (pregnancy hypertension and fetal neuroprotection). Currently, she is President, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, President-elect (International Society of Obstetric Medicine). Also, she is an editor (PLOS One) and on the editorial boards of Obstetric Medicine and Pregnancy Hypertension, a member of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group for the World Health Organization, and Chair, Maternal Medicine Clinical Studies Group (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists). At King’s College London, she is a member of the King’s Global Health Institute.
With her husband and colleague, Professor von Dadelszen, Professor Magee was the recipient of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy Chesley Award (2014). In addition, she has received the following awards: Teaching (Outstanding Teaching Award, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto), Award of Excellence (Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC)); Scholarship (Dr Fred Douglas Memorial Award for Academic Achievement in Internal Medicine and Respirology (University of Toronto), Admission (Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honors Society), Duncan L Gordon Research Fellowship (The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Toronto), Detweiler Travelling Fellowship (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada), and Scholar Award (Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC).
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