With heavy hearts we are remembering Dr. Shannon Corbett, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this month. We are thinking of her family, and all those whose lives she has touched so positively.

Dr. Corbett was known for her kindness, compassion, and utmost commitment to her patients. She was an unwavering beacon of hope, expertise, and support through every patient’s care.

In the words of a patient, “I was shocked and very saddened to learn of Dr. Corbett’s passing. Dr. Corbett exuded empathy and understanding while simultaneously presenting herself as the consummate medical professional she was. I regularly saw Dr. Corbett during my fertility journey at RCC, and she would always ask at the end of each appointment, “How are you doing?” – in a manner that suggested she truly cared and wanted to check in on my emotional well-being. Even during the times I felt like I was holding things together, this kindness from her would often bring me to tears. A fertility journey is not easy, and she always made me feel that she really understood what I was going through. She was a wonderful doctor, and her loss is a great one to the fertility community and beyond.”

It is our RCC Fertility team’s goal to continue providing care in the way that Dr. Corbett exemplified, and we are committed to ensuring all patients under Dr. Corbett’s care will be well-supported.

Dr. Corbett, MD, FRCSC, GREI was a partner at The Reproductive Care Centre. She completed medical school at McMaster University, then went on to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. From there, she sub-specialized in Infertility, completing a fellowship at the University of Ottawa. In the fertility community, Dr. Corbett was a true advocate of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and devoted herself to equalizing the access to and quality of fertility care for the community.