Dr. Andrew Kotaska is Clinical Director of Obstetrics at Stanton Territorial Hospital 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 Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. He has academic appointments with the UBC School of Population and Public Health and the Depts. of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto. He is regularly active in midwifery and obstetrical education.
Dr. Kotaska’s academic interests centre on preserving physiological birth while avoiding unnecessary obstetrical intervention; the overestimation of risk in obstetrics; and the ethics of informed consent and refusal. His research interests focus on safe vaginal breech birth, the effect of epidural analgesia on labour, and spontaneous, two-step delivery of fetal shoulders.