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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon (FPMRS) | St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Founder & Medical Director | Centre for Obstetric Pelvic Health & Reconstructive Surgery (Centre for OASIS)
Suite 250, 2184 Broadway W, Vancouv
er, BC, V6K 2E1
T: (604)682-5288 | F: (604)609-0538 | ww
Clinical Assistant Professor | University of British Columbia
Founder | OBGYN Academy |

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Dr. Maria Giroux is a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon (FPMRS) who provides diagnosis and management of pelvic floor disorders and obstetrical trauma at both St. Paul’s Hospital and the Centre for Obstetric Pelvic Health & Reconstructive Surgery (also known as the Centre for OASIS). She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Laurentian University in 2012, a Doctor of Medicine degree at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in 2016, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency at the University of Saskatchewan in 2021. She then completed a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital through the University of Toronto in 2023. She is currently completing a Master of Science in Pain Management at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, focusing her dissertation on management of postpartum pain in patients with obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Dr. Giroux's academic and clinical areas of interest include OASIS, pelvic floor disorders, postpartum pain, medical education, leadership, healthcare advocacy, and quality improvement.
Obstetrical trauma is her greatest area of expertise as she has received training in endoanal ultrasound performance and interpretation from Mr. Abdul Sultan and Miss. Ranee Thakar in the United Kingdom and Dr. May Alarab in Toronto. She first became inspired by Mr. Sultan and Miss. Thakar at the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)'s PROTECT Program in 2017 and Mr. Ashish Pradhan’s OASIS clinic during her observership in Cambridge, UK in 2018. As a resident physician, she created and co-chaired the provincial OASIS Subcommittee together with Dr. Corrine Jabs where she collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to design and implement the OASIS Care Pathway in Saskatchewan. She is a member of the IUGA's Obstetric Pelvic Floor and Anal Sphincter Injuries Special Interest Group (SIG) collaborating to advance care for obstetrical trauma internationally. She is also leading the Canadian Society for Pelvic Medicine (CSPM)’s Obstetrical Trauma Working Group, which is dedicated towards advancing obstetrical trauma education nationally.
Dr. Giroux is currently conducting research in OASIS and co-authoring the IUGA’s "Mode of Subsequent Delivery After OASIS" opinion piece and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) updated OASIS guideline. She is also co-authoring the IUGA's international OASIS guideline. 

Her academic interest in OASIS has been featured in the IUGA’s Spotlight. She presented “The Role of Dedicated Postpartum Clinics for Patients with OASIS and the Current Landscape in Canada” at the CSPM's 2023 Annual Meeting, highlighting the role of dedicated clinics with endoanal ultrasound and anorectal manometry for patients with OASIS and presented her vision for OASIS care nationally. She also presented a workshop at SOGC's 2023 Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC) about a multidisciplinary approach to management of postpartum fecal incontinence. She has presented several hands-on OASIS diagnosis and management courses, including a workshop at SOGC. She was a faculty at Mr. Sultan and Miss Thakar's 2023 international Anal Ultrasound Masterclass for hands-on endoanal ultrasound performance and interpretation and presented advice for creating a dedicated clinic for patients with OASIS. Together with Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, she will be presenting provincial hands-on OASIS courses with the OBGYN Academy starting this fall and recurrent annual courses nationally with CSPM starting the 2024 Annual Meeting. She will also be presenting recurrent multidisciplinary obstetrical trauma patient education webinars nationally starting this fall. She is currently collaborating with IUGA's Writing Group on a white paper advocating for the inclusion of pelvic floor care under the umbrella of maternal health internationally. She has been awarded the International Continence Society (ICS) Observership Award to advance her ultrasound skills for diagnosis of levator avulsions during a 5-week obsevership with Prof. Hans Peter Dietz and Prof. Clara Shek in Sydney, Australia, that will take place in 2024.

Dr. Giroux also has an immense interest in medical education and led a multidisciplinary team to create an educational resource entitled the OBGYN Academy. This is a large collaboration aimed to advance patient care through patient and provider education. The OBGYN Academy's content has more than 12 million views worldwide. She is currently the Chair of CSPM's Knowledge Translation Committee, which is dedicated towards advancing pelvic health education nationally.


Dr. Giroux's research interests include:

  • Obstetrical trauma 

  • Postpartum pain

  • Pelvic floor disorders

  • Medical education


Individuals interested in collaborating on research projects in these areas or completing a a clinical and/or teaching/research elective in obstetrical trauma are encouraged to contact Dr. Giroux by email ( 

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