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Dr. Martin Juneau

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

Director, Prevention Chief, Prevention Service, Department of Medicine at MHI

Martin Juneau

Dr. Juneau completed his master’s degree in clinical psychology at Université de Montréal and then went to medical school at Université de Sherbrooke. He did his residency in cardiology in the Université de Montréal network and then completed a research fellowship at Stanford University.

He was Director of Professional Services at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) from 2000 to 2004 and Chief of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at the MHI from 1994 to 1998. Since 1988, he has served as Chief of the MHI's centre for preventive medicine and physical activity (ÉPIC Centre).

He was board chair for the specialty certification exam in cardiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada from 1994 to 1997. He was Governor for Quebec for the American College of Cardiology from 2000 to 2005.

He is the chair of the working group on secondary prevention of the Réseau québécois de cardiologie tertiaire and a member of the Kino-Québec scientific committee.

He is involved in clinical practice, research and teaching.

Research interest(s) 

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease
Exercise physiology
Innovations in chronic disease management

Awards and Distinctions 

Dr. Juneau received the Dr. Robert E. Beamish Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2003 for his article published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology entitled “Cold temperature impairs maximal exercise performance in patients with heart failure: attenuation by acute ACE inhibitor therapy.” This award is given out for a research article that has had the greatest impact on cardiology practice in Canada.

He received the Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in October 2006. This award acknowledges an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to prevention in Canada.

Dr. Juneau received the 2011 merit award from the Médecins francophones du Canada. This award recognizes a Francophone doctor for his or her commitment and exemplary dedication to the community.
On October 31, 2011, he was named the La Presse/Radio-Canada personality of the week for his commitment and dedication to preventing cardiovascular disease.

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