Great names in Quebec medicine

Some medical specialists stand out for their particular field of practice, others for their accomplishments. Discover some of our great names in Quebec medicine.
Dr David Fortin
Dr David Fortin
Repousser la mort en accompagnant les mourants
Rares sont les neurochirurgiens qui sont aussi neuro-oncologues. Les médecins spécialistes qui, grâce à leurs recherches, repoussent la mort mais, en même temps, acceptent l’inéluctable et accompagnent leurs patients qui demandent l’aide médicale à mourir sont tout aussi rares. Le Dr David Fortin est tout cela à la fois.
Le Spécialiste
Été 2022
Dr Yves Poulin, dermatologue
Dr Yves Poulin
Une icône québécoise de la dermatologie
Qu'il soit question du médecin, du chercheur, du professeur ou du conférencier, les voix sont unanimes : le Dr Yves Poulin, qui vient de prendre sa retraite après une prolifique carrière, a été un des plus grands dermatologues au Québec à ce jour.
Le Spécialiste
Automne 2021
Dr Karl Weiss, microbiologiste et infectiologue
Dr. Karl Weiss
Above all a clinician
As Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the Jewish General Hospital, as researcher, a teacher and the President of the Association des médecins microbiologistes-infectiologues du Québec, Dr Karl Weiss became a media star at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic. Nonetheless, he defines himself above all as a clinician and says it is coded in the depths of his DNA.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
June 2021
Dr. Louise Samson
Radiology and Teaching : dual passions
The Irma Levasseur award tied the knot on a professional life well lived, as Dr Louise Samson will be retiring next June. A radiologist, she taught her specialty to hundreds of students and residents; it was the engine of her life. In 2006, she became the first woman President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
May 2021
Dre Évelyne Rey
Dr. Évelyne Rey
A pioneer of obstetrical internal medicine
Dr. Évelyne Rey opted for obstetrical internal medicine when the field was still virgin land. She now dedicates 80% of her practice to clinical and teaching responsibilities at the CHU Sainte- Justine. The questions that are raised by the needs of her patients inspire her to look for answers by dedicating the rest of her time to research.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
December 2020
Dr. Karine Igartua
An activist psychiatrist
Dr. Karine Igartua co-founded the McGill University Gender Identity Centre (MUHC) and is President of the Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec (AMPQ) since 2013. As such, she is involved in all forums related to mental health. She puts her talents at the service of the population with one goal: to change mentalities.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
July 2020
Dre Tata Tannenbaum
Dr. Tara Tannenbaum
A Generation X physician dedicated to geriatrics
With an aging population, geriatrics is one of the medical paths of the future. Dr. Tara Tannenbaum graduated in this specialty at the turn of the year 2000 and is already working in many medical roles while being a mother of 4 children. She is living proof that young physicians who choose a career in geriatrics are destined for a professional life that is anything but boring!
Le Spécialiste Magazine
November 2019
Dre Diane Provencher
Dr. Louise Provencher
2019 Great Quebecker
Dr. Louise Provencher, a surgeon-oncologist at the Centre des maladies du sein of the CHUM de Québec - Université Laval, has had a career spanning more than 30 years, and her work is closely linked to the evolution of breast cancer care.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
June 2019
Dr Daniel Borsuk
Dr. Daniel Borsuk
The unique story of the man who performed the first facial transplant in Canada
Medical superstar, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Borsuk found himself in the spotlight in 2018 after performing the first facial transplant in Canada and reconstructing the skull of a two-year-old girl.
Le Spécialiste Magazine
April 2019