Dr. Karen Splinter completed an undergraduate degree with honours in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University in 2003. She then went on to study at the University of Ottawa, earning her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2007. After that she moved out east to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial University.
In 2012 Dr. Splinter joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. She is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and has been the Section Chair in Women’s Health since 2013. It has been her passion to help expand the scope of care for women in Northeastern Ontario, with advancing surgical techniques and services for Women’s Health. She has research interests in fibroids, endometriosis, vaccines, Mullerian anomalies and gestational weight gain and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Epidemiology through Memorial University.
Dr. Splinter’s practice includes general obstetrics and gynecology, fertility services, high risk obstetrics & twins, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, menopause, incontinence and prolapse treatment. She is an active member of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She is a licensed fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr Splinter lives with her family in Sudbury. She enjoys the beautiful city of lakes, hiking with her dog, cross country skiing and yoga. Sadly, she has only limited skills in martial arts having quit Tae-Kwon-Do at the age of 9.