M.D., MSc., FRCSC, GREI
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people navigate the often unfamiliar and overwhelming journey towards building or growing their family. It's a privilege to be a part of people’s fertility journey no matter where their journey takes them.”
Dr. Lai earned her medical degree (MD) in 2012 from the University of Toronto. She completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto in 2017 and a fellowship in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI) from McMaster University in 2020. Dr. Lai is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
She holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto, where her thesis on molecular factors affecting preimplantation embryo development was completed at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Lai has research interests in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has authored several publications, presented numerous times at international conferences, and has been an invited speaker at various hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area for her research. She is a two-time winner of the Dr. JW Knox Ritchie Research Award at the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She was also the recipient of multiple Department of Physiology scholarships during her MSc training at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lai is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.
Dr. Lai immigrated to Canada when she was young and grew up in Markham, Ontario. She is a wife and mother of young kids. When she has free time from work and kids, she loves reading humorous fiction novels, and also enjoys books by Atul Gawande and Malcolm Gladwell.