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Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 4 Members


Members of Council

Eleanor Elstein, MD, FRCPC

Eleanor Elstein, MD, FRCPC (Montréal, Que.)
Chair of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 4

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Dr. Elstein received her MD from the Université de Montréal and trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McGill University. She completed a research fellowship in molecular cardiology at the University of Toronto Center for Cardiovascular Research. While in Toronto she also completed clinical fellowships in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and in echocardiography. Dr. Elstein is an associate physician at the McGill University Health Centre. She is actively involved in general cardiology and is Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic for Inherited Cardiomyopathies. Her clinical research is primarily in the area of familial cardiomyopathies. More

Gaétan Brochu, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Gaétan Brochu, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS (Québec, Que.)
Dr. Gaétan Brochu is native of Inverness, Québec. He is a General Surgeon at the CHU de Québec and a Professor of Surgery at Université Laval.

Dr. Brochu received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Université Laval in 1980. He did graduate studies in physical chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Que. He received his medical degree from Université Laval and completed his surgery training at the Université Laval with rotations in Boston, USA, and Montreal. He did a travelling scholarship in gastric surgery at the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Japan. He became a member of the Royal College in 1997 and since 2002 has been active with the Royal College on the General Surgery Examination Board, where he was the chair for five years.

Marianne Coutu, MD, FRCSC

Marianne Coutu, MD, FRCSC (Sherbrooke, Que.)


Marie-Andrée Girard, MD, FRCPC (Montréal, Que.)

Marie-Andrée Girard, MD, FRCPC (Montréal, Que.)
After obtaining her MD from the Université de Sherbrooke, Dr. Marie-Andrée Girard completed her residency in anesthesiology, while keeping a strong social presence in the medical field, through her involvement with the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec. She also showed her interest in ethics by completing a Masters in Health Law during her residency. After a subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesiology in Marseille, in 2010, she now works as an anesthesiologist at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada.

Renée Soucy MD, FRCSC

Renée Soucy MD, FRCSC (Chandler, Que.)
Dr. Renée Soucy completed her MD and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University. She has been in practice since 1996 at the CSSS du Rocher-Percé in Chandler. With her team, she has provided rotation opportunities in remote areas to residents in obstetrics and gynecology and pre-clinical students from all Quebec medical schools.

Félix Pageau, MD, FRCPC

Félix Pageau, MD, FRCPC (Québec, Que.)

Julie Tousignant, MD, FRCSC

Julie Tousignant, MD, FRCSC (Chicoutimi, Que.)

Representative — Collège des médecins du Québec

Louise Samson, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC (Montréal, Que.)

Louise Samson, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC (Montréal, Que.)
Louise Samson, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC, is Assistant Director, Medical Education Division at the Collège des médecins du Québec since September 2013.

She obtained her MD at Université de Sherbrooke in 1978 and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Université de Montreal from 1979 to 1983. She began her career in 1983 at CHUS (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke), then became a professor at Université de Montreal from 1986 to 2013. Her expertise mainly concerns thoracic imaging. She rapidly got involved in medical education and, little by little, occupied leadership roles (Program Director, member of Medical Education Research and Development Unit, President of Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Acting Director of Radiology Department and member of several faculty committees).

During 25 years, she participated in numerous activities of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (member of several committees, President of the Board of Examiners, Diagnostic Radiology, Vice‐President CPD section at the time of implementation of the Maintenance of Certification program) and became President in 2006.

She implemented certain educational transformations, among which the Radiology OSCE in 1990 (Royal College), problem‐based learning in 1992 (Université de Montreal) and competency‐based learning in 2006 (Université de Montreal). She obtained several recognition awards (Bernadette Nogrady (SCFR), Best Teacher at CHUS, Université de Montreal, CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal), AMQ (Association médicale du Québec) and the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ Gold Medal in 2012.

CPD Educator and Representative — Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec

Sam Daniel, MD, FRCSC (Montréal, Que.)

Sam Daniel, MD, FRCSC (Montréal, Que.)
Dr. Sam Daniel received his medical degree from McGill University and completed his postgraduate training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the McGill University Health Center. Following this, he completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. More

University Representative

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Eleanor Elstein, MD, FRCPC
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