Dr. Thérèse Perreault

Dr. Thérèse Perreault

Dr. Thérèse Perreault obtained her medical degree from Université de Montréal in 1979. She did her training in pediatrics at Ste-Justine Hospital and Montreal Children’s Hospital and completed her residency in 1983. After pursuing a fellowship in neonatology at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, from 1983 to 1985, she went on to complete a MSc in Cardiovascular Physiology from the University of Toronto in 1988. Dr. Perreault joined the Montreal Children’s Hospital as a neonatologist in 1988. Afterwards, she devoted several years on the investigation of the pathophysiology of Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension, developed the Neonatal ECMO program and lead the introduction of new technologies such as iNO and HFOV. She became the Head of the Division of Newborn Medicine in 2003. In 2012, she was appointed as the Director of the MUHC Division of Neonatology where she led the move to the new 52-bed unit at the Glen site. Keenly interested in quality improvement, she undertook a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training in 2015. In 2016, she initiated a new collaboration with the CHUK in Kigali, Rwanda by providing education opportunities, enhancing resources and developing a research project.