Louis P. Perrault

Montreal Heart Institute, Canada


Louis P. Perrault D.M. degree from the Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1986. He completed 3 years of training in basic science research at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in fundamental research in 1997. In 1997, Perrault joined the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), Montreal, Canada, as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. He recently has been named Chief of Service of the Cardiac Surgery Department. Perrault is an active Cardiac Surgeon who performed around 160 cases this year. His areas of clinical expertise include coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG), valve surgery, and heart transplantation. Outside the hospital, he has served as a Professor of surgery and pharmacology at the Université de Montréal and the Director of the Extracorporeal Program of Perfusion since 2004. Perrault received a National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant of 1,250,000 dollars for a network in cardiac surgery from 2007 to 2012. He is an Investigator of the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) and the Canadian Institute of Health and Research (CIHR). Perrault has authored and coauthored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he has written several book chapters. He has given over 40 conferences worldwide. As an active researcher of the MHI, his main research fields are endothelial dysfunction in left ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary hypertension following CPB, stem cells therapy, and heart transplantation.

Biography Updated on 4 June 2013

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