• Skoll, Amanda

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of British Columbia

    Chair, Specialty Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    President, Canadian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Marie Rivard
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address
    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 1U3
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Fetal growth restriction
    • Preterm labour
    • Multi-disciplinarity in medical education

    My studies on fetal growth restriction attempt to find the markers that will guide clinical management to reduce the long-term effects of poor fetal growth.

    Some other studies are looking at the markers for preterm labour. These markers will help to guide clinicians as they treat women presenting with signs of early delivery.

    Current Projects

    One project involves the use of recombinant human activated protein C in the management of women with severe pre-eclampsia and/or severe intra-uterine growth restriction far from term. In the other project, we are investigating the use of IGF binding protein 2 as a marker for preterm labour.

    Selected Publications

    Neda Razaz, Amanda Skoll, John Farley, Victoria M Allen and K.S. Jospeph. Trends in Optimal, Suboptimal, and Questionably Appropriate Receipt of Antenatal Corticosteroid Prophylaxis. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2015 Feb;125(2):288-96.

    Ashish Sharma, Roger Jen, Bernard Kan, Abhinav Sharma, Elizabeth Marchant, Anthony Tang, Izabelle Gadawski, Chrisof Senger, Amanda Skoll, Stuart E Turvey, Laura M.Sly, Helen C.F. Cote, and Pascal Lavoie. Developmental lack of NLRP3 inflammation activation in human monocytes. European Journal of Immunology. 1521-4141. Sep 23, 2014

    Ashish Sharma, Roger Jen, Rollin Brant, Mihoko Ladd, Quing Huang, Amanda Skoll, Christof Senger, Stuart Turvey, Nico Marr, Pascal M. Lavoie. Hierarchical Maturation of Innate Immune Defences in Very Preterm Neonates. Neonatology 2014;106:1-9 J. PMID: 24603545.

    Lisonkova S, Sabr Y, Mayer C, Young C, Skoll A. Joseph KS. Maternal morbidity associated with early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014. 124(4);771-81. PMID: 2519827.

    JA Hutcheon, MA Skoll, GD Eastabrook, KI Lim. The Case for Universal Cervical Length Screening to Prevent Preterm Birth: Is it Strong Enough to Change Practice in Canada? J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 2012. Dec;34(12):1184-7. PMID: 23231802.

    P von Dadelszen, S Dwinnell, LA Magee, BC Carleton, A Gruslin, B Lee, KI Lim, RM Liston, SP Miller, D Rurak, RL Sherlock, MA Skoll, MM Wareing, PN Baker for the Research into Advanced Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (RAFT) Group. Sildenafil citrate therapy for the severe early-onset intrauterine growth restriction. BJOG 2011;118 (5), 624-628. PMID: 21392225.

    Magee L, Sawchuck D, Synnes A, von Dadelszen, P and The Magnessium Sulphate for Neuroprotection Consensus Committee (Skoll MA). Magnessium Sulphate for Neuroprotection. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(5);516-29.

    Skoll A, St Louis P, Amir N, Delisle MF, Lalji, S. The evaluation of the Fetal Fibronectin test for prediction of preterm delivery in symptomatic patients. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2006; 28(3) 206-213. PMID: 16650359.

    Dahlgren L; Duncan W; Farquharson D; Sandor G; Tessier F; Skoll A; Lim K. Is the Nuchal Index increased in fetuses with congenital structural heart defects? Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy,  2006;21(1):96-9 . PMID: 16354985.

    Waterman EJ; Magee LA; Lim KI; Skoll A; Rurak D; von Dadelszen P. Do commonly used oral antihypertensives alter fetal or neonatal heart rate characteristics? A systematic review. Hypertens Preg 2004;23(2) 115-169. PMID: 15369649.

    Sonesson SE; Fouron JC; Teyssier G; Skoll A; Chartrand C. Immediate and short term effects of pulmonary artery banding on left ventricular performance in the fetal sheep. Acta Paediatr 2004; 93:540-544. PMID: 15188984.

    Fouron JC; Absi F; Skoll A; Proulx F; Gosselin J. Changes in flow velocity patterns of the superior and inferior venae cavae during placental circulatory insufficiency. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2003; 21:53-56. PMID: 12528162.

    Skoll A; Ferreira E; Pedneault L; Duchesne M; Letourneau G. Do we use too much antenatal beta-methasone? JOGC 2002;24:330-338. PMID: 12365394.

    Fouron JC; Gosselin J; Amiel-Tison C; Infante-Rivard C; Fouron C; Skoll A; Veilleux A. Correlation between prenatal velocity waveforms in the aortic isthmus and neurodevelopmental outcome between the ages of 2 and 4 years. Am J ObstetGynecol 2001;184:630-636. PMID: 11262464.

    Fouron JC; Chemtob S; Chartrand C; Russo P; Haswani P; Sonesson SE; Skoll A; Teyssier G; Castor S. Generation of Reactive O 2 Species in the Myocardium of Newborn Lambs following Intrauterine Increase in Right Ventricular Pressure. Pediatr Cardiol 2001;22:143-146. PMID: 11178672.

    Dancea A; Fouron JC; Miro J; Skoll A; Lesssard M. Correlation between electrocardiographic and ultrasonographic time-interval measurements in the fetal lamb heart. Pediatr Res 2000;47:324-328. PMID: 10709730.

    Honours & Awards

    APGO Award of Excellence for teaching, American Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics – 2005
    Award of Excellence for contributions to education at Children & Women’s Hospital, Education Services, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – 2005
    Award of Excellence for contributions to education at Children & Women’s Hospital, Education Services, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – 2003
    College of Medicine Representative and Runner Up at Associate Professors Level, University of Montreal Faculty Awards – 2000
    National Faculty Award, Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 1999
    The Jacques Van Campenhout Prize, Outstanding Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Montreal – 1999

    Research Group Members