Dr. Robert Gagnon completed his medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Université de Montréal, then continued postgraduate training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He then joined the faculty at the University of Western Ontario, where he became a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Pediatrics. In 2008 he was recruited to McGill's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to direct the divisions of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at the McGill University Health Center.
As an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, Dr Gagnon is involved in the Diagnostic Imaging committee and the MFM committee; he has also been involved in the formulation of several SOGC clinical guidelines and the organization of several SOGC annual meetings.He has over 100 publications, including several book chapters and review articles all related to diagnostic indicators of fetal health, fetal behavior, fetal growth and development, fetal cardiovascular physiology and placental function. He has given over 200 scientific and invited presentations in his area of expertise.
A true advocate of MFM, he lead the transformation of the MFM specialty from a status of Royal College accredited without certification to a Specialty accredited with examination, with recognition as a full specialty. Dr Gagnon was granted the Founder, (MFM) designation by the Royal College in March 2011.