Dr. Kotaska is Territorial Clinical Lead, Women’s & Children’s Health in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he lives with his wife and two boys.

He received his medical degree from U.B.C. in 1992 and worked as a GP-surgeon in northern British Columbia before returning to complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. He has academic appointments with the Universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Toronto. He is regularly active in midwifery and obstetrical education.

Dr. Kotaska’s academic interests centre on preserving physiological birth while avoiding unnecessary obstetrical intervention; the overestimation of risk in obstetrics; and the ethics of informed consent and refusal. His latest research interests focus on safe vaginal breech birth, the effect of epidural analgesia on labour, spontaneous, two-step delivery, and the shortcomings of guidelines.

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phone: 8676694151
Stanton Medical Clinic, 550 Byrne Rd.
Yellowknife , NT X1A 2N1
Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.