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David Small


Dr. David Small is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster

University and a generalist Ob/Gyn at St. Joseph’s Hospital, with training in colposcopy, microsurgery, minimally invasive laparoscopy surgery and advanced hysteroscopy. He earned his medical degree from McMaster University in 1981 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1986.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Small is committed to the education of health professionals at all levels. He is involved in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has held leadership positions including Residency Program director, Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s, and Chair of the Ontario Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology for ACOG.


  • RT Weaver Award
  • HR Morgan surgical teaching award
  • PAIRO travel award for education
  • Outstanding preceptor award for medical students 2003, 2004, 2005
  • APGO surgical scholarship for hysteroscopy
  • Carl Nimrod Educator Award
  • CREOG Teaching Award
  • Consultant of the year for St. Josephs Hospital
  • Star of caring award for inpatient care (5 times)
  • Excellence in surgical teaching award (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice award “favourite doctor” 2014 and 2015
  • 25 year service award St Josephs Hospital ((2015) and McMaster University (2016)


  • Inadequate prenatal care
  • Appropriate use of cesarean section
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Health effects of obesity in pregnancy



  • BSc 
  • MD - McMaster University 



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