Dr. Walid Ben Ali: building the interventional cardiac surgery of tomorrow
Foundation - Thursday 7 July, 2022
A cardiac surgeon with an impressive backstory, Dr. Walid Ben Ali joined the Montreal Heart Institute in April 2021. Since then, he has been actively researching, creating, and perfecting tools that could revolutionize the world of cardiac surgery in the future. An encounter with an innovation enthusiast!
Dr. Magali Pham: changing patients’ lives through radiology
Foundation - Tuesday 10 May, 2022
A radiologist specializing in thoracic imaging, Dr. Magali Pham joined the Montreal Heart Institute family in 2015. Team spirit, cutting-edge technology, concern for quality… Everything was aligned for this sociable and vibrant young doctor to quickly take to her new work environment!
Dr. Marquis-Gravel: a bright hope for the future of interventional cardiology
Foundation - Wednesday 12 January, 2022
Dr. Guillaume Marquis-Gravel has been working for a year and a half as a cardiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute. Passionate about research and motivated by a desire to improve people’s lives, he shares his recent accomplishments and deepest aspirations with us.
Two years of intensive learning
Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Laura Vidales, fellow cardiologist at the Institute - Monday 19 April, 2021
In 2020, Argentinian cardiologist Laura Vidales began her second year of fellowship at the Institute, where she continued her superspecialized work in congenital heart defects. This innovative branch of cardiovascular medicine has blazed a path for itself with rapid advances over the last few years. Thanks to the support of the Foundation’s donors, Dr. Vidales and many other doctors have become acquainted with the Canadian healthcare system.
Building the Institute of tomorrow
Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Peter Guerra, Chief of Medicine and Cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute - Monday 29 March, 2021
“Peter, there’s a cardiac arrest in the ER. C’mon, let’s go!” When Dr. Peter Guerra worked in internal medicine, a senior resident grabbed him to help out with an emergency cardiac procedure. As is often the case when the heart is involved, someone’s life was on the line. At that exact moment, he knew he had found his calling.
Simulation-based teaching: major benefits for patients
Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Serge Doucet, cardiologist and Director of Education at the Institute - Monday 21 September, 2020
Over the past few years, simulation-based education has become increasingly popular in the field of medicine. In fact, several articles have demonstrated its value and even suggested that it can reduce the number of errors made during real medical interventions. In this vein, the Institute’s Centre de formation et d’excellence en santé cardiovasculaire will soon offer new courses as part of its Simulation-based teaching program. Numerous healthcare professionals are already interested in the cardiac catheterization program.
Education: at the heart of the Institute’s mission
Foundation - Monday 27 July, 2020
Year after year, the Institute’s internationally renowned fellowship program welcomes over a dozen foreign medical specialists who wish to hone their skills in cardiovascular care. In addition to being an unparalleled personal experience for these health professionals, this complementary training program allows them to make a difference in the lives of the 68,000 patients who walk through the doors of the Institute each year.