Dr. Harvey Sigman
May 2024Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Harvey Sigman

After devoting almost his entire medical career to the JGH, Dr. Harvey Sigman, former Chief of the Division of General Surgery, has died at the age of 91.

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From left: Dr. Maria Fadous, Dr. Lindsey Gerstein and Dr. Matthew Ades
May 2024Milestones

Three JGH doctors appointed to McGill as Assistant Professors

Dr. Maria Fadous, Dr. Lindsey Gerstein and Dr. Matthew Ades have been named Assistant Professors at McGill University.

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In 2023, Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin (centre) received a certificate recognizing him as Physician-in-Chief Emeritus of the JGH. Joining him were Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and Dr. Vicky Tagalakis, who succeeded Dr. Schiffrin as Chief of the Department of Medicine.
April 2024Milestones

Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, Physician-in-Chief Emeritus of the JGH, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hypertension Canada.

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Dr. Sarit Assouline
April 2024Milestones

Dr. Sarit Assouline appointed JGH Chief of Hematology

Dr. Sarit Assouline is the new Chief of Hematology, following the retirement of Dr. Hans Knecht after 10 years as Chief.

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Dr. Roberta Shear
February 2024Milestones

Dr. Roberta Shear named Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

As the new Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Roberta Shear is looking forward to new developments in her department, while building on its current strengths.

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Stanley K. Plotnick
February 2024Milestones

In memoriam: Stanley K. Plotnick

The JGH mourns the passing of Stanley K. Plotnick, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005.

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Volunteer Alexandra Taverna in a classroom in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, where she provides educational support to pupils in the Child Psychiatry program. {Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJanuary 2024

Volunteer’s compassion and patience lend support to youngsters in Child Psychiatry

Like many of the JGH’s younger volunteers, Alexandra Taverna takes pride in giving of herself to benefit others.

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During surgery at the JGH, Dr. Jason Bayne (left) and Dr. Robert James Doonan—both vascular surgeons—use IVUS technology to determine whether a tear exists in an artery where a stent had previously been placed. To generate images of the patient’s vascular system with heightened clarity, a catheter with an ultrasound probe at its tip is inserted into an artery in the groin and is then guided to the iliac artery in the abdomen. After examining the IVUS images on a high-resolution screen, the surgeons discover a tear that had not been visible in an angiogram (a type of x-ray). As a result, the surgeons decide to implant a new stent near the older one. {Click on the image to enlarge it.)
January 2024News

JGH is first hospital in Quebec to use ultrasound imaging in vascular surgery

For the first time in Quebec, vascular surgeons are using ultrasound imaging to view blood vessels with greater clarity to improve the quality of surgical procedures.

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Dr. Marc Bienz
January 2024Milestones

Dr. Marc Bienz appointed Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine

r. Marc Bienz, a clinician-teacher in the JGH Division of Hematology, has been named the hospital’s Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, in addition to his appointment as an Assistant Professor at McGill University, effective February 1. Dr. Bienz completed his undergraduate medical training at the Université de Montréal, followed at …

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Nida Latif
December 2023Milestones

Speech Therapist Nida Latif awarded a Prix Cardozo-Coderre

Nida Latif has been honoured by the Order of Speech Therapists and Audiologists of Quebec.

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