In-Clinic Associates

We are pleased to be able to offer convenient access to the specialized services of the following care providers, within our Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology facility.

Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM)
The Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) is a full-service fertility clinic with headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Some of their services are available in our Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinic in Vancouver.

They offer a full spectrum of fertility care including In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

For obstetrical patients, they also offer First Trimester Screening (FTS), a non-invasive screen for the detection of Down Syndrome and other chromosomal disorders. The screen involves a specialized ultrasound to measure the nuchal translucency (NT) and some blood tests. It is done between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy, and has the advantage of providing results earlier in the pregnancy than the other available screening tests (quad screen, serum integrated prenatal screen (SIPS), and integrated prenatal screen (IPS)).

New in 2013, they are also now offering Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), which involves detection of cell-free fetal DNA in the maternal serum.  This test is offered after 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Cross Roads Bladder Health, Female Incontinence and Prolapse
The Cross Roads Bladder Health, Female Incontinence and Prolapse clinic is a new clinic to Vancouver, serving the increasing number of women requiring care for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. 

The clinic brings together multidisciplinary expertise to optimize the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.  Diagnosis is the key to successful management.  Urodynamic, endoscopic and EMG studies are performed by our specially-trained nurse and physicians to achieve this.  As many patiens with these conditions have mobility challenges, the testing room has a power-assisted bed and the clinic in general has full wheelchair access.

The clinic has a dedicated physiotherapist with expertise in female incontinence and pelvic floor disorders.  It also provides pessary fittings and on-going follow-up care for those patients who opt for conservative managment.

For more complex cases, the clinic is affiliated with the Centre for Pelvic Floor Competence at St Paul’s Hospital.  Through this community of practice, patients have access to Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff and Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, who are fellowship-trained Urogynaecologists with a combined experience of 25 years. 

Dr. Henry Woo serves as medical director and is based at Vancouver Hospital.  Dr. Darren Lazare is an associate.

WOMEN’S HEALTH PRIMARY CARE 

Dr. Unjali Malhotra, MD
Dr. Unjali Malhotra is a Women’s Health Specialist in Vancouver, B.C..  She graduated from Family Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and went on to create and complete the Women’s Health fellowship program at the University of Manitoba, focusing on contraception, menopause, gynaecologic oncology, and general gynaecology.  She went on to work at the Bay Centre for Birth Control at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto and assisted in the creation and improvement of women’s clinics throughout Ontario.

She moved to Vancouver in 2008 to become the Medical Director of Options for Sexual Health British Columbia (formerly Planned Parenthood).  She held this position for 5 years where she oversaw 60 clinics, created a provincial HPV program, and assisted in the authoring and editing of the curriculum and examinations for Certified Contraception and STI Practice in British Columbia. She is affiliated with BC Women’s Hospital, and is a Clinical Assistant at UBC. She has contributed to the UBC Medical School and Residency Curriculums for Women’s Health.  Dr. Malhotra is the creator and Program Director of the Women’s Health Residency program for family practice residents at UBC. 

Dr Unjali Malhotra is devoted to rural medicine. She dedicates a great deal of time to teaching practitioners throughout the province of British Columbia to equalize care between rural and urban centers.

Her practice focuses on well-woman care including Pap smears, contraception (including IUD insertion), abnormal bleeding (including endometrial biopsy), HPV-related issues, vulvar disorders, menopause/peri-menopause, and a variety of other primary healthcare concerns for women.  She also offers education, complete assessments and management of breast and bone health.

Dr. Malhotra is NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Certified.  In March 2012, she launched the Graceful Vitality multidisciplinary specialized Menopause Clinic. 

Dr Unjali Malhotra is a Board Member of the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health (SOGC).

GYNAECOLOGY

Dr. Yamuna (Mona) Kalyanpur, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Mona Kalyanpur is an OB/GYN who practiced for for many years at BC Women’s Hospital and Richmond General Hospital. She is now practicing office gynaecology at Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and she is still providing out-patient antenal care.

Dr. Lynn Simpson, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Simpson is an experienced OB/GYN who practiced for many years at St Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver.  She has served as an executive member both regionally and nationally on various committees of the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Canada (SOGC). 

She is now practicing office gynaecology at Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is accepting referrals.  She is pleased to see women in consultation for various gynaecologic concerns, second opinion, counseling, and office procedures.

Dr. Christina Williams, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Williams is a Gynaecologist with a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  As the former medical director of the UBC and BC Women’s Fertility and IVF Programs, she has extensive experience in IVF, and will now be working in affiliation with PCRM.  Her aim at Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynaecology is to provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and personalized treatment plans to couples focusing on improving their chances of natural conception by medical or surgical means.  She will also be offering counselling to couples during their journey through infertility, advising them of the role and advisability of reproductive technology in their particular situation.  

Diagnostic services offered by Dr. Williams include ultrasound assessment of ovarian reserve and pelvic factors, and ultrasound follow-up of the first trimester of pregnancy.

Surgically, Dr. Williams offers advanced minimally-invasive fertility-enhancing procedures including laparoscopic excision of complex endometriosis, tubal reconstruction by laparoscopy, laparoscopic myomectomy, hysteroscopic removal of fibroids and polyps, microsurgical cornual tubal reconstruction (MSP covered) and microsurgical reversal of tubal ligation (non-MSP).  She operates at UBC Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Chui Kin Yuen, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, MBA
Dr. Yuen is a Gynaecologist with a special interest in menopausal health (hormones, osteoporosis, incontinence and sexuality).  He is the executive director and founder of SIGMA (Special Interest Group on Menopause and Aging). 

Dr. Yuen was trained in Winnipeg where he received his medical and business administration degrees (MD, MBA). He completed a Canadian Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRCSC) and is board certified (ABOG) with an American Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). He is also a certified clinical densitometrist (CCD).

Dr. Yuen currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and is a founding member and treasurer of Western Osteoporosis Alliance. He was a member of the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee; a past Regional Chair of SOGC; a past councillor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba; and a board member of the Manitoba Medical Association.

In March 2012, he launched the Graceful Vitality program, with Dr. Unjali Malhotra, to provide specialized menopause-related health care.