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Mature Women's Centre Victoria General Hospital

The Team

Founders

Dr. Richard Boroditsky

Medical Director

Mature Women's Centre

Photo of Dr. Boroditsky

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Dr. Richard Boroditsky for his many contributions to teaching excellence in the Undergraduate and Post graduate programs in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

Dr. Boroditsky joined the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences in 1973 as a community physician and lecturer becoming a full time GFT in 1991 with a full Professorship in 1999. During his time in the department Dr. Boroditsky has been an accomplished teacher in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He is an enthusiastic, encouraging mentor who engages and challenges his students in all areas of Women's Health. His expertise is highly valued in our medical education program, as well as other programs throughout Canada and the world.

Many medical students and residents have benefited enormously from the time that he has spent with them whether it is in clinic, surgery or through the many didactic teaching sessions and presentations that he has given throughout the years. He has actively participated in developing and presenting CHE programs in reproductive, sexual health and mature women's health to physicians and other health care professionals throughout Canada and abroad.

Dr. Boroditsky has worked diligently to advance the status of reproductive, sexual and mature women's health and is a leader in Canada with the establishment of a unique, multidisciplinary, nurse managed Mature Women's Health Centre located at Victoria Hospital , where he serves as Medical Director. The primary goal of the Centre is to improve the health and wellbeing of women as they move through the menopause transition and beyond, with the emphasis being patient education and empowerment.

Dr. Boroditsky has also been prominent in promoting reproductive and sexual health education in the schools and community and worked with many organizations, including Planned Parenthood to ensure that women had the most accurate and updated information and services to allow them to make choices regarding their reproductive health care. He was responsible for developing the Day Surgery Program at the Women's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and introduced innovative, minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical techniques into the Operating and Procedure Rooms. Dr. Boroditsky has been proactive in also developing the Hysterectomy Alternative Program (HAlt) into the Mature Women's Centre, offering women new and innovative medical and minimally invasive surgical procedures to avoid the need for hysterectomy for benign disease in women suffering from heavy bleeding and/or uterine fibroids.

Dr. Boroditsky participates extensively in research in the areas of hormonal replacement, oral contraceptive therapy, and evidence based drug therapy regimes in contraceptive and menopausal hormonal therapy. He is also involved in investigating new non-surgical technologies in managing symptomatic uterine fibroids as an alternative to hysterectomy.

We thank Dr. Boroditsky for his involvement in our medical educational programs as without the efforts of our illustrious faculty we could not provide the excellent educational opportunities that are now available for our residents and medical students in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.