Education: medical degree and certification in cardiology (Université de Montréal); post-doctoral training (University of California, San Diego).
Career interests: patient care, clinical research, post-graduate education
Clinical and experimental studies on regional left ventricular function in acute myocardial infarction and myocardial preservation.
Early risk stratification and use of antiplatelet, anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory therapy in acute myocardial infarction and other acute coronary syndromes, such as unstable angina and vasospastic angina.
Principal investigator of large-scale international clinical trials.
Contributions to teaching:
Associate Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Chief of the Coronary Care Unit, Montreal Heart Institute (1980 to 2000)
Committee member for the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association's Practice Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (1998 to present)
Editor and contributor to classic books in cardiology and internal medicine
International guest speaker
Principal Canadian investigator and member of the international steering committee for the TIMI Study Group
Member of the Order of Canada
Acute coronary care
1994 : Paul David Award
1996 : Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society
2002 : Carsley Award
2004 : Career award, Université de Montréal
2005 : Named a “Cardiologue émerite,” Association des cardiologues du Québec
2008 : Honorary member of cardiology societies in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, France; Member of the Order of Canada