• Magee, Laura

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Affiliate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Department of Specialized Women's Health, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604-875-2424 ext. 6012
    Lab Phone
    Loren Spagnuolo
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
    Room 1U59 
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Pregnancy hypertension
    • Meta-analysis
    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Reproductive toxicology
    Current Projects


    Selected Publications

    Magee LA (on behalf of the Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study (CHIPS, ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01192412), von Dadelszen P, Rey E, Ross S, Asztalos E, Murphy KE, Menzies JM, Sanchez J, Singer J, Gafni A, Gruslin A, Helewa M, Hutton E, Lee SK, Logan AG, Ganzevoort JW, Welch R, Thornton JG, Moutquin JM. Less-tight versus Tight control of hypertension in pregnancy. NEJM 2015;372(5):407-17. (Editorial, ‘Control of hypertension in pregnancy – if some is good, is more worse?’ pp:475-76) PMID: 25629739.

    Magee LA, Helewa M, Moutquin JM, von Dadelszen P, et al. Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2008 Mar;30(3 Suppl):S1-48. PMID: 25184972.

    Magee LA; Yong PJ; Espinosa V Côté AM; Chen I, von Dadelszen P. Expectant management of pre-eclampsia remote from term: A structured systematic review. Hypertens Pregn 2009;25:1-36 (MSFHR). PMID: 19277923.

    Magee LA, Helewa M, Rey E, Côté AM, Douglas J, Gibson P, Gruslin A, Lange I, Leduc L, Logan AG, Smith GN, STIRRHS Pre-eclampsia Scholars (Appendix 1), Cardew S, Firoz T, Moutquin J-M, von Dadelszen P. SOGC Guidelines: Diagnosis, evaluation and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. JOGC 2008;30(3):Suppl 1 S1-48  (SOGC, CHS, MSFHR). 

    Côté AM, Brown MA, Lam EM, von Dadelszen P, Firoz, T, Liston RM, Magee LA. The urinary protein/creatinine ratio is a reasonable diagnostic test for proteinuria in hypertensive pregnancy: A systematic review.  BMJ 2008;336:1003-6 (MSFHR) [Abstracted in Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine  Sept 2008, ACP Journal Club Sept/Oct 2008, and DARE Nov 2008 www.crd.york.ac.uk/CRDWeb] (MSFHR). PMID: 18403498.


    Côté AM, Lam EM, von Dadelszen P, Mattman A, Magee LA. Twenty-four hour urine collection: gold standard or historical practice? AJOG 2008;199(6):625:e1-6 (MSFHR).


    Magee LA, Newstead J, Yarker-Edgar K, Ng J, Côté AM, von Dadelszen P. Pre-eclampsia as a marker of cardiovascular disease. Fetal Mat Med Rev 2008;19(4):271-92.


    Magee LA, von Dadelszen P, Chan S, Gafni A, Gruslin A, Helewa M, Hewson S, Kavuma E, Lee SK, Logan AG, McKay D, Moutquin J-M, Ohlsson A, Rey E, Ross S, Singer J, Willan AR, Hannah ME, for the CHIPS Pilot Trial Collaborative Group. The CHIPS (Control of Hypertension In Pregnancy Study) Pilot Trial. BJOG 2007;114(6):770, e13-20 (CIHR, CFRI, MSFHR).


    Magee L, Sadeghi S. Prevention and treatment of postpartum hypertension. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005;25(1):CD004351 [Update submitted to ARCHIE June 01, 2009]


    Magee LA, Duley L. Oral beta-blockers for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy (Cochrane Review). In: The Renal Health Library, 2005. Oxford: Update Software Ltd. Available from http://www.update-software.com. (Reprinted from the The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2005. Chicester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.). PMID: 12917933.


    Magee LA, Miremadi S, Li J, Cheng C, Ensom M, Carleton B, Coté AM, von Dadelszen P. Does therapy with both MgSO4 and nifedipine increase the risk of Mg-induced neuromuscular weakness in women with preeclampsia? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;193:153-63


    von Dadelszen P, Magee LA, Devarakonda RM, Hamilton T, Ainsworth LM, Yin R, Norena M, Walley FR, Gruslin A, Redman CWG, Moutquin J-M, Lee SK, Russell JA. The prediction of adverse maternal outcomes in preeclampsia. JOGC 2004;26(10):871-880. PMID: 15507197.


    Robertson JE, Lisonkova S, Lee T, De Silva DA, von Dadelszen P, Synnes AR, Joseph KS, Liston RM, Magee LA. Fetal, Infant and Maternal Outcomes among Women with Prolapsed Membranes Admitted before 29 Weeks GestationPloS One.2016 Dec 21;11(12):e0168285. 

    Ukah UV, Mbofana F, Rocha BM, Loquiha O, Mudenyanga C, Usta M, Urso M, Drebit S, Magee LA, von Dadelszen P. Diagnostic Performance of Placental Growth Factor in Women With Suspected Preeclampsia Attending Antenatal Facilities in Maputo, Mozambique. Hypertension. 2017 Jan 1:HYPERTENSIONAHA-116.

    Duffy JM, van 't Hooft J, Gale C, Brown M, Grobman W, Fitzpatrick R, Karumanchi SA, Lucas N, Magee L, Mol B, Stark M, Thangaratinam S, Wilson M, von Dadelszen P, Williamson P, Khan KS, Ziebland S, McManus RJ; International Collaboration to Harmonise Outcomes for Pre-eclampsia (iHOPE). A protocol for developing, disseminating, and implementing a core outcome set for pre-eclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2016 Oct. PMID: 27939467  

    Magee LA, Pels A, Helewa M, Rey E, von Dadelszen P. Diagnostic, évaluation et prise en charge des troubles hypertensifs de la grossesse : Résumé directif. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016 Dec PMID: 28063555

    Makanga PT, Schuurman N, Sacoor C, Boene HE, Vilanculo F, Vidler M, Magee L, Dadelszen P, Sevene E, Munguambe K, Firoz T. Seasonal variation in geographical access to maternal health services in regions of southern Mozambique. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2017 Jan 13;16(1):1. 


    CIHR Planning Grant - PA: First Nations, Inuit or Métis Planning Activities - Project: "Mapping Maternal Health Risk of Canadian Aboriginal Women."

    Honours & Awards

    • Chesley Award, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) - October 2014
    • CIHR Dissemination Events – Project: "The CHIPS Trial (Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study) – Disseminating the results of a CIHR-funded international RCT". (2013–2014)
    • Award of Excellence, Education Awards Committee, Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC – 2004
    • Scholar Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – 2003-08
    • Duncan L Gordon Research Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation – 1994-96
    • Detweiler Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 1994-96
    • Outstanding Teaching Award, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Department of 
    • Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital – 1992
    • Outstanding Housestaff Award, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital – 1991, 1992
    • Dr Fred Douglas Memorial Award for Academic Achievement in Internal Medicine and Respirology, University of Toronto – 1988
    • Admission to the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honours Society – 1988-ongoing
    • Dr CS Wainwright Memorial Scholarships for Academic Achievement Council, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 1985, 1986, 1987
    • John Melady Award for Academic Achievement Council, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto – 1984
    • Chemistry Award for highest standing in General Chemistry, University of Toronto – 1983
    • Witco Canada Inc. Scholarship for Academic Achievement, obtained for the permissible four years due to maintenance of honours standing – 1982-86
    • University of Toronto Four Year Open Admission Scholarship, received for maintenance of an honours standing – 1982-86
    • Recognized formally for Honours standing (University of Toronto) – 1982-84

    Research Group Members
    • Peter von Dadelszen 
    • X Fang 
    • J Menzies