Assistant Professor and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Naila Ramji, AB, MDCM, FRCSC, MSc
Office Phone: (506) 452-5880
Office Fax: (506) 452-5316
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (New Brunswick)
- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dalhousie University
- Cross-Appointee, Dept of Bioethics, Dalhousie University
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Memorial University
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of Ottawa (2020)
- MSc (Bioethics), Columbia University (2019)
- Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2017)
- MD,CM, McGill University (2012)
- AB History & Science, Harvard University (2008)
Dr Ramji’s clinical research interests include the impact of maternal obesity on stillbirth, as well as exploring various ultrasound parameters for the prevention of adverse obstetrical outcomes in multiple gestations. She has also published on maternal obesity in breastfeeding and in the medical humanities. In bioethics, she has published and presented on a wide variety of topics, including the bioethics of uterine transplantation, the bioethics of translating limited evidence into clinical practice, moral distress amongst physicians and conflicts of interest. She continues to explore reproductive and research ethics in her on-going work, particularly focused on the management of uncertainty and risk with regards to difficult decision making in high risk pregnancies.
Dr. Ramji enjoys teaching and mentoring medical trainees in both clinical and bioethics research, is involved with the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine's Research in Medicine (RIM) program, and continues to guest-lecture in various courses in the Department of Bioethics at Columbia. In her community service work, she advocates for increased access to primary care services, liaises with mental health experts to provide support to individuals in need, and increasing awareness and education around women's health issues and women's empowerment.
- Morgan Burgoyne MD MSc, Duncan Webster MD MA, Naila Ramji MD MSc. Maternal cardiac arrest secondary to choriosepsis after preterm premature rupture of membranes. CMAJ 2022 September 12;194:E1209-13. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.2120
- Ramji N, Abdulghani SH, Zhang T, Moretti FM, Fung Kee Fung KM. Does cervical length predict unscheduled preterm birth in triplet pregnancies? J Matern.-Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Dec 8:1-10.
- Ramji N, Klitzman R. Bioethics of Translating Limited Evidence into Clinical Practice: Case-study of the cerebroplacental ratio. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Sept; 42(9):1154-7.
- Flynn J, Ramji N. Uterine Transplantation: Ethics in Light of Recent Successes. Int J Fem Approaches Bioeth. 2019 Spring; 12(1):1-23.
- Ramji N. “Compassion-Fatigue and Moral Distress in Health Care During COVID-19.” Voices in Bioethics. 2020 Apr 8. Available online: http://www.voicesinbioethics.net/covid19/2020/4/8/compassion-fatigue-and-moral-distress-in-health-care-during-covid-19
- Ramji N. “Conflicts of Interest: The Case of Diclectin.” Impact Ethics, Memorial University Centre for Bioethics. 2019 Mar 18. Available online: https://impactethics.ca/2019/03/18/conflicts-of-interest-the-case-of-diclectin/
- Ramji N. “Don’t mix pregnancy with cannabis use.” The Ottawa Citizen. 2018 Nov 24 (print); 2018 Nov 26 (online). Available online: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/ramji-its-time-to-warn-women-pregnancy-and-cannabis-dont-mix
- Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada
- Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
- New Brunswick Medical Society / Canadian Medical Association