July 2017Milestones


New Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Karl Weiss has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, having joined the JGH as an associate member of staff in 2004 and served on full-time staff since 2016.

Dr. Weiss earned his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Montreal, where he later completed post-graduate training in microbiology and infectious diseases, as well as obtaining a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology. He joined the Division of Microbiology and Infectiology at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in 1994 and has served as head of that division since 2012. At the University of Montreal, he became a full professor in 2009.

As a teacher and researcher, Dr. Weiss has had more than 50 industry-sponsored clinical research studies and several research projects funded by major government agencies. He has published 127 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a regularly invited speaker in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad.  He has been President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of Quebec since 2014.

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