Dr. Andrew Kotaska MD FRCS(C)
Dr. Andrew Kotaska is a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he lives with his wife and two boys. He received his medical degree from U.B.C. in 1992 and worked as a GP-surgeon in northern British Columbia before returning to complete a residency in Ob/Gyn in 2006. He has academic appointments as Assistant and Adjunct Professor with the Depts. of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Universities of Manitoba’s and Toronto, and as Adjunct Professor with the U.B.C. School of Population and Public Health.
Dr. Kotaska’s academic interests center on respecting women’s autonomy, preserving physiological birth, and avoiding unnecessary obstetrical intervention. His publications examine the overestimation of risk; the ethics of informed consent and refusal; safe vaginal breech birth; the effect of epidural analgesia on labour; spontaneous, two-step delivery; and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis.