The Genetic Dyslipidemias Clinic is housed at the Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM). The clinic assesses and treats patients with rare and severe cases that result in a significant increase in blood cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels that can lead to cardiovascular or pancreatic complications.
In addition, clinic staff works to research projects to improve screening, diagnosis and treatments of genetic dyslipidemias to provide personalized care and to reduce cardiovascular and pancreatic complications.
Physician and researcher, Dr. Sophie Bernard is a specialist in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. She is Director of the Lipids, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and the Genetic Dyslipidemias Clinic at the IRCM Research Center for Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults as well as a research fellow.
Dr. Sophie Bernard also practices medicine at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montréal. Dr. Bernard is the author and co-author of several scientific publications.
She completed her medical studies at the University Claude Bernard-Lyon 1 (France) and obtained a specialization in endocrinology metabolism and nutrition as well as a Ph.D. in biology of vascular diseases and a sub specialization in lipid metabolism at the same university.