After studying medicine at McGill University and specializing in cardiac surgery at Université de Montréal, Dr. Bouchard completed a surgical fellowship in valve repair at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. He has practised at the Montreal Heart Institute since 2000 and has operated on over 3000 patients. Over the years, he has developed expertise in valve repair, minimally invasive thoracic surgery (thoracoscopy), heart failure surgery, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgery. Since 2008, Dr. Bouchard has directed the cardiac surgery program at Université de Montréal and is on the cardiac surgery specialty committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, for which he is also an examiner.
Minimally invasive surgery
Novel sutureless prosthetic heart valves
1992 : Hewlett Packard prize for top medical graduate at McGill
1987 : Governor General’s Academic Medal