Dr. Walter Gotlieb, The Jewish General Hospital

The Centre for Women’s Health for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital is at the verge of a transforming innovation.

As the newly appointed Chief of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, it is very exciting to invite you to be part of this transformation through The Beat of the Street, a dynamic evening of upbeat music, with 50 lively performers on stage, who will have you dancing in your chair.

The Beat of the Street will benefit obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic oncology at the JGH. Designated as one of the Centres of Excellence in Quebec, our department is recognized worldwide for its clinical, academic and research expertise. We will, with your support, embark in the new era of digital integration, artificial intelligence and big data. We will incorporate these into our obstetrical care and our world renowned robotic surgery expertise for the benefit of the patients we care for and for the improvement of treatments for women around the globe now and in generations to come.

Our team of professionals are motivated and highly skilled, committed to delivering outstanding, safe and caring treatments to women throughout all periods of their lives. This includes highly specialized pregnancy care, complex minimal invasive surgery by laparoscopy and computer assisted robotic surgery. Proceeds from The Beat of the Street ticket sales will help us achieve this and more.  

The Beat of the Street will also be in honour of the late Dr. Daniel Wiener, who served the community with compassion for over 30 years and left a parallel to none legacy of professionalism, charisma, and quality improvement.

Thank you for supporting this event and joining us in this leap forward to transform women’s care.


Dr. Walter Gotlieb
Professor and Chief Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology
The Jewish General Hospital


Proceeds from The Beat of the Street ticket sales and sponsorship will support women’s health services offered by the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gyn-Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital. It will empower health professionals at the JGH to enhance its extraordinary patient care, further scientific discovery and acquire the most recent and innovative medical equipment.

Service objectives are to:

  • Provide optimal patient directed care.

  • Develop a robust research platform to allow interaction and collaboration with prime research groups in Canada and around the globe.

  • Deliver the newest personalized treatments to our patients.

  • More specifically, your support of The Beat of the Street will benefit the following initiatives:

    WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE ENDOWMENT FUND. The creation of this endowment fund (investment fund) will enable the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gyn-Oncology to meet the needs of the department both now and in the future. The principal will be invested in perpetuity and the interest used annually to fund projects that improve patient care, treatment and research. It will also provide opportunities to create fellowships that will attract physicians from around the world.

    THE DR. DANIEL WIENER OBGYN INNOVATION DAY. As a special tribute to the late Dr. Daniel Wiener, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gyn-Oncology will be hosting an annual Dr. Daniel Wiener OBGYN Innovation Day, a scientific meeting on innovation in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    SINGLE PORT ROBOTICS. Single port is leading the robotic exploration towards natural orifice surgery that will prevent the need for any incisions and scarring. THE JGH continues to assist in the implementation of robotics as a novel approach for surgery internationally and particularly focusing on its use and development in Canada.

    WIRELESS IN HOME PREGNANCY MONITORING. An innovative remote maternal-fetal monitoring solution that connects a mom-to-be with her network of care, from the comfort of her home.

    BASIC RESEARCH LABORATORY to expand access from tumour banking to the banking of non-cancerous tissue samples in gynecology and obstetrics. This will allow for the establishment of multiple research projects and international collaborations.

    ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) to enable the department to monitor medical treatments and access patient information from anywhere for patient care, outcome measures, and research purposes.

    ENHANCEMENT OF THE POSTPARTUM WELLNESS PROGRAM directed by Dr. Barbara Hayton. This program will increase the capacity for evidence based care, excellence in training and the development of knowledge and clinical innovation in the area of Perinatal Mental Health.

    CANCER IN PREGNANCY. Two major strengths at the JGH are high risk pregnancy and cancer care. We are developing a clinic and research unit specifically directed towards pregnant patients who are diagnosed with cancer. This clinic will focus on the types of cancer most frequently observed during pregnancy, how to best reach a diagnosis during pregnancy, how to treat each specific cancer during pregnancy, if and when to perform surgery, provide chemotherapy and localized radiation. The clinic team will also monitor fetal development, provide advice on breastfeeding and monitor the newborns into young adulthood.

    HIGH RISK PREGNANCY. An innovative clinician-scientist driven research program aimed at addressing important obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health issues to study prematurity, cesarean deliveries, rare diseases of pregnancy and hormonal therapies.

    STUDY ON OXYTOCIN USE DURING LABOUR AND POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER to examine an association between oxytocin dose and Autism Spectrum Disorder development by conducting a case-control study consisting of children who were delivered at a McGill University affiliated hospital between 2000 and 2015. This study will shed light on the possible link between oxytocin dose exposure during labour and delivery and the risk of autism.

    BLOODLESS MEDICINE. Blood transfusions are done to replace blood lost during medical treatments, deliveries, or surgery. The JGH plans to develop a dedicated approach to minimize the risk of blood loss in obstetrics and gynecology and avoid the need for blood transfusions when possible.

    DEVELOPMENT OF PATIENT EDUCATION VIDEOS as universal guides that can be accessed at any time for free through any smart phone, tablet, or computer and offered in 17 languages. The videos guide obstetrics patients throughout their pregnancy, post-partum and breastfeeding period. It also provides gynecology patients with pre-operative preparation, illustrating what to expect from their upcoming surgery and how to promptly and safely recover post-operation.