Dr. Ilnitsky completed her B.Sc. with distinction in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She continued her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta, and Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Western University.
Her research has been published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada, and she has presented her research throughout North America at various conferences. Last year she was awarded the Department of OB/Gyn Paul Harding Research Day Award, and has also received the James Crookes Surgical Award, the Canadian Blood Services Summer Student Internship Award, and the Canadian Blood Services Excellence in Leadership Award.