Biography

Guy Breton

Rector, Université de Montréal

Guy Breton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint-Hyacinthe, and obtained a PhD in Medicine from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1974. He specialized in diagnostic radiology at McGill University, while complementing his neuroradiology training at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

A professor in the Faculty of Medicine and a radiologist by trade, he has been teaching at the Université de Montréal since 1979, where he has also been named department director and executive vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Guy Breton has played a key role in the future Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, serving as vice-president of the SICHUM and director of planning for CHUM 2010. In 2009, as recognition of his remarkable university and hospital career, he received the Albert-Jutras Prize from the Association des radiologistes du Québec, an organization where he served as secretary and president for 17 years. Guy Breton is the 11th Université de Montréal rector.

Dr. Breton has been a member of the IRCM Board of Directors since 2010.