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Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
Current Studies at Motherisk
The Safety of Diclectin in Breastfeeding
Neurodevelopment of Children Exposed in-Utero to Chemotherapy for Maternal Breast Cancer (Dr. I Nulman)
Diclegis Surveillance Program Study
Diclectin Surveillance Program Study
Study seeks women between 4 and 12 weeks in their pregnancy with morning sickness (NVP)
Pregnancy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
Our Clinicians and Researchers
Gideon Koren, MD, FRCPCDirector of the Motherisk Program
Dr. Koren is the founder and director of the Motherisk Program and professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto.
Author of 1300 peer review scientific papers and editor of over a dozen medical books, Dr. Koren is one of very few Canadian physician-scientists whose career is dedicated to drug safety, the molecular mechanisms and clinical effects of adverse drug and chemical reactions, with specific focus on pregnancy and children.
Dr. Koren has received numerous national and international awards for his work on drug safety. He served as the Chair of the NIH review panel for Obstetric Pharmacology Research Units, and The Hospital for Sick Children's Foundation Scientific panel on paediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2000 Dr. Koren established the Canadian Research Network for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ("FACE"Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise). In 2002 he created the peer review medical journal Fetal Alcohol Research. Dr. Koren also serves as a paid consultant to Duchesnay.