Karen Fleming MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
DFCM
Dr. Karen Fleming
Location
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
586 Eglinton Ave. E.
Suite 712
Toronto, ON, M4P 1P2
Accepting
CREMS Students
Summer Students
Volunteers
Research Interests
Chronic Diseases, Education Research, Health Promotion, Women's Health, Mixed Methods

Dr. Karen Fleming is an assistant professor with the department of family and community medicine(opens in a new window) at the University of Toronto. She is the division lead for family medicine obstetrics within the department of family and community medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she is also the chief for the department of family and community medicine. Her portfolio also includes the education scholarship lead and the director of mentorship and continuing professional development for the division of family medicine obstetrics at Sunnybrook. 
    
Dr. Fleming established the Women and Babies 4P Maternal Health Clinic in 2014 for women whose pregnancies were complicated by gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. The clinic provides inter-professional education and counselling to improve women’s future health. 

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Dr. Fleming's research interests include:

  • chronic disease prevention for women
  • exercise in pregnancy for sedentary women and elite athletes
  • pregnancy complications as predictors of women's future health
  • exercise as medicine across the lifespan to improve health for not one, but two, generations

Grants

2019 Using Whiteboard Videos to Raise Awareness of Hypertension in Pregnancy: Design and user testing of a patient education resource. Funding Source: Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and the Education Research Unit (ERU). (PI). $10,000.00 

2018-2019 Developing an Effective Maternity Care eModule for Family Medicine Residents. Funding Source: Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council and Education Research Unit – Education Research & Scholarship Grant. (PI). $9,900. 

2017-2019 Developing an effective maternity care eModule for Family Medicine Residents. Funding Source: Art of the Possible grant. (Co-PI). $5,000. 

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Mottola MF, Davenport MH, Ruchat S, Fleming K, et al. 2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy. Br J Sports Med 2018;52:1339-1346. 

Watson J, Nicholson M, Dobbin K, Fleming K, Alleyne JMK. Exploring the relationship between obstetrical nurses' work and pregnancy outcomes. Open J Nurs, 2016;6:812-819 

Fleming K. Pregnancy, Window into women’s future cardiovascular health. Can Family Physician. Oct 2013; 59(10):1033-1035 

Honours and Awards

2019 Excellence in Education: “Educating Beyond Sunnybrook Award”, Annual Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council (SEAC). Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

2018 Excellence in Creative Professional Activity-Fully Affiliated, DFCM Awards of Excellence, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 

2018 Role Modeling Clinical Excellence, Faculty Development Awards, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 

2008 Mentorship Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto 

2004 Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto