Innovative Mental Health Care: Dr. Karine Igartúa
Monday May 1st, 2023

Dr. Karine Igartúa, psychiatrist-in-chief at the MUHC and co-founder of the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre, speaks with Annie DeMelt. In just 23 minutes, they cover topics ranging from the research that will improve the treatment of mental illnesses and shed light on gender identity questions; innovative programs that reduce hospital stays and promote faster …

Infertility and Immunology: Dr. Geneviève Genest
Monday April 24th, 2023

Can infertility be treated successfully? Why does recurring infertility happen? One out of six Canadian couples experience fertility problems. While many become parents thanks to artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, the usual treatments don’t seem to work for some. Dr. Geneviève Genest, immunologist and researcher at the Montreal General Hospital (MUHC) is on a …

Trauma Care in Northern Quebec: Drs Jeremy Grushka and Evan Wong
Monday March 20th, 2023

“Current care in terms of surgery in our Indigenous communities is a hot public health issue. We’re not treating patients the same. That’s painful to say, but that is the truth.” – Dr. Jeremy Grushka, Trauma Surgeon, MGH-MUHC The Montreal General Hospital’s Trauma Centre is responsible for a territory that expands well beyond Montreal and …

The Future of Surgery: Dr. Liane Feldman
Monday February 20th, 2023

Surgery is a major, potentially life-changing event that can drastically improve a patient’s quality of life. At the Montreal General Hospital alone, 10,000 patients underwent surgery every year pre-pandemic. And of course, the number of people needing surgery is on the rise. Annie DeMelt interviews Dr. Liane Feldman, Surgeon-in-Chief, MUHC about a 10-year plan to …

Equitable Access to Innovative Cancer Care: Dr. Jonathan Spicer
Friday February 3rd, 2023

Across the country, lung, esophageal and stomach cancers are the fastest growing and the most lethal, with a five-year survival rate of less than 20%. However, in the last few years, there have been remarkable advances in the treatment of thoracic cancers, and the surgeons at the Montreal General Hospital have contributed directly to these …

Humanizing Care: The Critical Illness Recovery Centre
Wednesday December 7th, 2022

“It doesn’t end when they leave the ICU and it doesn’t end when they leave the hospital. It’s our duty to provide that support because their recovery depends on it.” – Dr. Hornstein, Director of the Critical Illness Recovery Centre at the Montreal General Hospital (MUHC). A stay in the ICU can have long-term physical …

Healthy Aging & Preventing Falls: Dr. José Morais
Tuesday November 15th, 2022

“Sleep improves. Appetite improves. Exercise is a stimulant for health, for well-being. Older people complain about many things that can be enhanced through an exercise program.”  – Dr. José Morais, Chief of of the Division of Geriatric Medicine (MUHC) Our guest on Episode 2 an expert on aging and created the Falls Assessment Clinic at …

Mixed Reality: Innovation in Surgery
Tuesday October 25th, 2022

Our guests are two engineers, both recipients of CODE LiFE Research Awards. They are bringing to life a leap in innovation that aims to support and empower heart surgeons and improve outcomes for cardiac surgery patients. Amir Hooshiar, Ph.D., Director of the Surgical Robotics Centre, and Amir Sayadi, a Ph.D. student in Experimental Surgery and Medical …

Trauma Care in Quebec
Tuesday March 22nd, 2022

The Dr. David S. Mulder Trauma Centre is one of only three Level 1 adult trauma centres in Quebec and the key treatment centre for people with the most complex and serious injuries. To discuss the evolution of the practice and the main challenges in trauma, we have gathered for you three exceptional guests: Dr. …

The Role of Philanthropy in Healthcare
Tuesday February 22nd, 2022

For this episode, we have gathered three guests with exceptional backgrounds who all have one goal in common: to support the medicine of the future for all Quebecers. Kim Anderson, Andrew Molson and Jean-Guy Gourdeau will discuss the importance of philanthropy and its challenges with host Annie DeMelt.