About the Research center



Affiliated with Université de Montréal, the MHI is the flagship of cardiovascular medicine in Quebec, a recognized research leader in Canada and around the world, and a true spearhead in cutting-edge cardiovascular medicine.

One of the features that make the Research Centre stand out is the balance and strong synergy between clinical and basic research. This strength, which dates back to the founding of the MHI, not only sets the MHI and its Research Centre apart, it has also historically been the foundation and vehicle for the timely, organized and professional translation of discoveries into medical practice for the great benefit of patients at the MHI and around the world.

In concrete terms, the Research Centre represents:

  • over 350 scientific articles published each year
  • nearly 650 people
  • over 80 basic researchers and clinician researchers, for an equivalent of over 48 full-time researchers
  • cutting-edge technological research infrastructure
  • the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center, which works with 2,500 clinical sites in 20 countries on 4 continents
  • a Biobank, which contains samples from a cohort of over 20,000 patients (target of 30,000 patients) who have been fully phenotyped 
  • an annual budget of over $50 million
  • unrivalled leadership and a key centre for the coordination of national and international research