Dr. Anique Ducharme

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

Director, Heart Failure Clinic

Dr. Anique Ducharme

Dr. Anique Ducharme is an associate professor of medicine at Université de Montréal.<p >She is also the founder and director of the Heart Failure Clinic at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and a Senior FRQS Clinical Research Scholar.

Dr. Ducharme graduated from Université de Montréal in 1991 and completed her residency in cardiology there in 1996. She also received additional research and clinical training in echocardiography at the MHI (1996-1998). In 1999, she went on to study molecular biology, echocardiography and heart failure and trained under Dr. Marc Pfeffer and Dr. Richard T. Lee at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Since her return to the MHI, she has worked as a cardiologist with the team that uses non-invasive techniques (ultrasound, heart failure and transplantation). In 2009, she did a clerkship in advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation under the supervision of Dr. David O. Taylor.

Dr. Ducharme has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, 12 book chapters and 97 abstracts. She currently sits on the Executive Committee for the AVOID-HF and EARTH studies. She has been and/or is currently a member of many committees (Steering Committee and Endpoint Committee) for large-scale studies, such as STICH, AF-CHF, CANSAVER, EARTH, RELAX-AHF, MOXCON and CHARM. She has also sat on of a number of review committees for journals that include Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Journal of Cardiac Failure, Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation (JHLT), Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Research interest(s) 

Heart failure 
Ventricular remodelling
Pulmonary hypertension
Mechanical circulatory support therapies
Cardiac resynchronization
Heart transplantation

Awards and Distinctions 

2010 : Bal du Cœur Fellowship (specialized training)
2009 : Grant for Fellows (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) 
2007 : Martial G. Bourassa Prize (excellence in research) 
1998-1999 : McLaughlin Foundation, Travelling Fellowship 
1998 : Knoll award for young researchers, Association des cardiologues du Québec 

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