Dr. Alain Vadeboncoeur

Ermergency medicine
Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

Chief, Emergency Department

Dr Alain Vadeboncoeur

An active member of the Department of Medicine of the Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. Alain Vadeboncoeur is also the founding member of the Emergency Department at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), where he has served as chief since the department began in 1999. He created the team of MHI emergency doctors, co-directed renovations to the department in 2003, and planned its computerization in 2006.

Having earned his medical degree from Université de Montréal in 1988, he received his certificate in family medicine in 1990 and specialty certification in emergency medicine in 2000.

He has been a clinical associate professor at Université de Montréal since 2009 in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine.

An expert in emergency medicine, he was Chair of the Association des médecins d'urgence du Québec (1998-2000) and the Association des spécialistes en médecine d'urgence du Québec (2004-2008). He is also interested in knowledge transfer, as he is active as a communicator and analyst for the media and co-hosted TV show “Les docteurs” from 2010 to 2013. He is involved in defending the public health care system as the founder of Médecins québécois pour le régime public (president since 2012), and in October 2012 he published an essay on the health care system entitled “Privé de soins.”

He is the author of many scientific publications, book chapters, manuals, papers, popular articles and seminar presentations. As the co-founder of the Groupe interuniversitaire de recherche sur les urgences (GIRU-FRQS) in 2001, he is also interested in research on service organization, care for seniors and pre-hospital services. 

Research interest(s) 

Emergency medicine
Service organization
Services for seniors
Pre-hospital emergency services

Awards and Distinctions 

2005: Agora trophy, Palais des congrès de Montréal
2005: Certificate of Merit Award, Canadian Association for Medical Education
2005: Médecin de coeur et d'action. Association des médecins de langue française du Canada.
2005: Special mention from the Institut d'administration publique de Québec in the health and social services award category (with Danielle Perreault and the Emergency Department team).
2005: Honourable mention, 2005 awards for innovation in occupational health safety, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, Government of Quebec, (with Danielle Perreault and the Emergency Department team).
2009: Outreach award, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal.
2010: Professeur entre les mains duquel on remettrait notre vie. Annual award from the Association des étudiants et étudiantes en médecine de l’Université de Montréal (AÉÉMUM). 

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