April 2022Milestones

McGill appointments for three JGH physicians

Three physicians in divisions of the JGH Department of Medicine have been named as Assistant Professors in McGill University’s Department of Medicine.


The appoinment of Dr. Mathew Cherian, of the JGH’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine, becomes effective in July.

Dr. Cherian completed his undergraduate training and his residency in internal medicine and respirology in 2021 at McGill. This year, he also completed a fellowship in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and in pulmonary rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa.

At the JGH, Dr. Cherian will be involved in teaching students and supervising medical residents. His recruitment will also strengthen the hospital’s strong clinical and research team in airway disease.


Dr. Camille Simard, of the JGH Division of General Internal Medicine, will take up her new position at McGill in July.

McGill is where Dr. Simard completed her undergraduate medical training, her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in general internal medicine. In addition, she completed a fellowship in obstetric medicine at the University of Montreal at the CHU Sainte-Justine, as well as a thesis-based Master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill.

Dr. Simard will be developing the obstetric medicine program at the JGH to provide streamlined and coordinated care to pregnant patients who have a variety of medical conditions. Her research focuses on thrombotic complications and vascular disorders in pregnancy.


Dr. Thusanth Thuraisingam, of the JGH Division of Dermatology, has already joined McGill’s Department of Medicine.

Dr. Thuraisingam completed his undergraduate medical training at the Université de Montréal in 2012 and his residency in dermatology at McGill in 2017. He has an interest in all aspects of dermatology with a particular focus on scarring and non-scarring alopecia.

Under the guidance of Dr. Robin Billick, JGH Chief of Dermatology, Dr. Thuraisingam has established the hospital’s first-ever teaching clinic dedicated to the care of patients affected by scalp and hair disorders.

He also has clinical duties at the JGH, where he is involved in teaching students and supervising medical residents.

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