Genetic Dyslipidemias


Genetic Dyslipidemias Clinic under the direction of Dr. Sophie Bernard

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.

Sophie Bernard

Clinic Director - Head of the Rare Disease Clinic

Physician and researcher, Sophie Bernard is a specialist in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. Dr. Sophie Bernard also practices medicine at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and she is an Associate 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 degree at the University Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, in France, and obtained a specialization in endocrinology metabolism and nutrition as well as a PhD in biology of vascular diseases and a sub-specialization in lipid metabolism at the same university.

Other(s) function(s)

Alexis Baass
Associate Director
Catherine Beauregard
Chantal Blais
Lucienne Bourque
Sylvain L'Abbé
Sylvie Ott-Braschi
Martine Paquette
Research Coordinator
Ghislaine Roederer
Patrick du Souich
Nathalie St-Pierre
Ewa Wesolowska
Khiem Nguyen
Administrative Technician
Benoit Coulombe
Research Unit Director
May Faraj
Research Unit Director
Nabil G. Seidah
Research Unit Director


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Contact information

To contact the Genetic Dyslipidemias Clinic, please contact:

Anita Massicotte, Administrative Assistant
514 987-5550 |

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