Dr. Michelle Vilcini
I went to McMaster University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Science in 1986. I then went to medical school at McMaster as well. I did my Family Practice Residency in Thunder Bay, as part of a new rural northern Ontario initiative,
from 1991-1993. It was in Northern Ontario that I discovered
a passion for obstetrics, and knew that it would be an
important part of my life as a family physician.
I started medical practice in Sault Ste. Marie in 1993 and was married in
1995. I worked at a community health centre, which was one of a kind in
Ontario at the time, and very similar in structure to the Family Health Teams
we have in Peterborough now. I greatly enjoyed my work there, and was able
to do lots of obstetrics, but the night call (essentially on call all the time) was very
Our first son was born in 1997, and his birth helped us decide to move. We
wanted to live in a small central Ontario city close to the countryside , that could
provide lots of opportunities for him, and a stable call group situation for me.
Peterborough fit the bill, and we have been here since 1999.
I have a full-time family practice at the Medical Centre in Peterborough, and I also work
with the wonderful team at the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic.
My husband, 2 sons, dog, and I live near Bridgenorth, but are often found on soccer fields or at “the barn”, riding and enjoying our horses. We love the quality of life here, and working at the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic allows me to enjoy both my work life and my home life. It is a great feeling knowing our obstetrical patients are in competent and caring hands at all times.