About Us

Origyns Medical Clinic was founded in 2015 when Drs Amankwah, Rousseau and Shabib  decided to unite their strengths to provide all aspects of obstetrical and gynecological care under one roof. Having been part of the same call group delivering OBS/GYNE care at the Ottawa Hospital- General Campus for over 20 years, they were well aware of their common vision for integrated women’s health services.
The team is growing quickly. Dr. Yasmin Aziz joined Origyns in May 2016. Her practice is mainly general obstetrics and gynecology.  Dr. Ardelle Stauffer joined the team in June 2016. Her focus of interest is in menopause and sexual dysfunctions.
In Oct 2016, Origyns Medical Clinic saw the addition of a 6th MD: Dr Megan Gomes.  Her practice is general obstetrics and gynecology with a focus on family planning.
2018 is an exciting year !  Origyns Medical Clinic welcomes Dr Alavi and Posner who are also both general obstetrician/gynecologist practicing at the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus.

Meet Our Great Team

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Obstetrics/Gynecology clinic in Ottawa:

Dr. Yaa Amankwah

Dr. Yaa Amankwah is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Ottawa Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Amankwah completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Ottawa, where she also undertook further training in Mature Women’s Health. In addition, Dr. Amankwah obtained specialised training in the management of Vulvovaginal Diseases at the The University of Michigan Center for Vulvar Diseases and the Mid- Charlotte Dermatology and Research Clinic in North Carolina. Dr. Amankwah’s practice includes both Obstetrics and Gynecology. Majority of her practice in the community consists of antenatal care which she provides at the Origyns Medical Clinic. She is part of the Obstetrics call group at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. She also provides specialized gynecologic patient care at the Ottawa Hospital’s Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre in the Menopause and Vulvo-vaginal disease clinics. Dr Amankwah is involved in research and has publications in the area of vulvo-vaginal diseases.

Dr. Glenn Posner

Dr Glenn Posner is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Ottawa Hospital-General campus. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and the Medical Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Center.

Dr. Posner completed his Medical Degree in 1999 at McGill University and moved to Ottawa for residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing residency training in 2004, he completed a Master's degree in Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati in 2007. Dr. Posner's academic interest is in simulation-based interprofessional education while his clinical practice runs the gamut of general Obstetrics & Gynecology including colposcopy, infertility, and a great love for providing care to pregnant women! Glenn loves delivering babies as part of the call group at The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus.

Dr. Nika Alavi

Dr. Nika Alavi is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Ottawa Hospital, General campus. She is a lecturer at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Alavi completed her medical degree in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, where she also completed a residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology. She completed a second residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Ottawa. Her community-based practice includes both Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Origyns Medical Clinic. She is part of the Obstetrics call group at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. She also provides specialized care at the Ottawa Hospital’s Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre, Family Planning clinic. She is completing her Master of Education Concentration in Health Professions Education at the University of Ottawa and is the site lead for undergraduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the General campus.

Dr. Yasmin Aziz

Dr Yasmin Aziz studied medicine at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 1990.

She studied Family Medicine at McGill University and later went on to complete residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1996. She worked in solo practice in Almonte, Ontario for 9 years before joining the team at The Ottawa Hospital in 2005. She has 20 years of experience in community based general obstetrics and gynecology. She has an extensive prenatal practice with obstetrical services provided by the obstetrical call group at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. She is a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Megan Gomes

Dr Megan Gomes is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Ottawa Hospital, General campus. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Gomes completed her Medical Degree and residency training at the University of Ottawa. Her community-based practice includes both Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Origyns Medical Clinic. Her practice includes prenatal care and general gynecology with a focused interest in contraception. She is part of the Obstetrics call group at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. She has an interest in patient safety and healthcare quality. She is currently completing her MSc in Healthcare quality at Queens University.

Dr. Genevieve Rousseau

Dr Genevieve Rousseau is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Ottawa Hospital-General campus. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Simulation Instructor at the uOSSC (University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Center).

Dr. Rousseau completed her Medical Degree in 1990 and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa in 1995. She furthered her studies in ultrasound in Strasbourg (France) and Malmo (Sweden). She completed her Simulation Instructor course at the Harvard School of Medicine in 2013 and is the lead instructor of the Obstetrics Postgraduate Program. She has developed an interest in “ Patient Safety through Simulation training” and is actively involved in resident’s teaching thru simulation. Dr Rousseau’s practice is mainly community based and includes prenatal care, general gynecology and ultrasound. She has joined the team of obstetricians/gynecologist reading ultrasounds at the “Women’s Ultrasound Clinic”. She is part of the Obstetrics call group of the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus.

Dr. Gihad Shabib

Very experienced Obstetrician & Gynecologist, having worked in 4 continents. I have devoted 35 years of my life to learn, excel and improve the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

I am very skilled in management of Labor & delivery. I have the lowest Cesarean section rate (7%) while keeping mortality/morbidity rates at their lowest (maternal and fetal). I am considered the guru of rotational forceps and breech deliveries in Ottawa. I am an author in “Human Labor & Birth.” 6 th edition I have been managing the most complicated cases in benign gynecology. I introduced a new technique in myomectomy that achieves excellent results with minimal bleeding. I am proficient in vaginal surgeries. I am known for my expertise in treating Obstructive Defecation Syndrome, posterior wall prolapse and provoked Vestibulodynia Syndrome. I am very skilled in managing fertility, reproductive endocrinology and Sexual Medicine. I am also an expert in cosmetic gynecology.

Dr. Ardelle Stauffer:

Raised on the prairies, Dr Ardelle Stauffer completed a BScH at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, her MD at University of British Columbia, and her ObsGyne Residency and M.Ed in Saskatoon, SK.

A fellowship year in Menopause at The Ottawa Hospital lured her to Ottawa. A member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), SIGMA the Canadian Menopause Society, and ISSWSH (the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health), her niche interests include medical and patient education, hormones, and sexuality. She is excited to join the Origyns Medical Clinic team.