Dr. Michel Pellerin

Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

President, Association des chirurgiens cardio-vasculaires et thoraciques du Québec, 2012 to present

Michel Pellerin

Cardiothoracic surgeon, Montreal Heart Institute, 1995 to present
Researcher, Montreal Heart Institute, 1995 to present
Chair, Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists, Montreal Heart Institute#, 2002 to  2004

Chief, Department of Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute, 2004 to 2008
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Université de Montréal, 1995 to 2000

Associate Professor of Surgery, Université de Montréal, 2000 to 2004
Full Professor of Surgery, Université de Montréal, 2004 to present

Dr. Pellerin completed his medical degree at Université Laval in 1985 and received specialty certification in general surgery in 1990. He did sub-specialized training in cardiothoracic surgery at Université de Montréal from 1990 to 1993. He then began a master of science (MSc) in surgical biology and artificial organs at Université de Paris VI under the supervision of Alain F. Carpentier, MD, PhD, thanks to a research fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Pellerin has been the co-author of over 130 scientific articles and abstracts in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has also written book chapters and multimedia surgical documents. He was a member of many scientific committees of national research and teaching organizations. He was responsible for organizing 5 national cardiac surgery symposia held at the Montreal Heart Institute. He is actively involved in supervising and teaching students, residents and fellows in cardiac surgery. He has supervised 5 masters students in biomedical sciences (MD and MSc programs#) at Université de Montréal. Dr. Pellerin is frequently asked to give lectures. His current topics of interest are mitral valve reconstructive surgery, surgical technology, the long-term clinical outcome of valvular surgeries, and minimally invasive valvular surgery.

Research interest(s) 

Valvular physiology
Mitral valve failure
Prosthetic heart valves, clinical outcomes

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Awards and Distinctions 

Research Fellowship, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 1993 to 1995.
Junior Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, 1995 to 2000.

Michal and Renata Hornstein Heart Surgery Chair, 2004 to present.