Tarik Möröy, President and Scientific Director of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maxime Lamarre-Cliche as Director of the Hypertension clinic, as a replacement of Dr. Pierre Larochelle who retired in July 2015.
Under the supervision of Dr. Yves Berthiaume, Executive Director of the clinic and clinical research at the IRCM, Dr. Lamarre-Cliche will be responsible for patients with hypertension and those with rare blood pressure disorders. In addition, patients with cardiometabolic diseases will have access to a follow-up regarding their blood pressure. This approach is part of the institute’s 2016-2021 strategic plan, which aims to strengthen our commitment to excellence in the field of research and care to these patients, while developing a Research centre on rare and genetic diseases in adults.
“I am delighted with the appointment of Dr. Lamarre-Cliche to the IRCM community,” says Dr. Möröy. “His expertise will be invaluable in assuring that our clinic remains a world leader in the field of clinical research and care for patients with hypertension. Moreover, his experience will help us establish the translational research program for our new Research centre on rare and genetic diseases in adults.”
Renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Maxime Lamarre-Cliche is a specialist in internal medicine at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and, until recently, Research Scientist at the IRCM. Recipient of numerous excellence awards as a physician, researcher and professor, Dr. Lamarre-Cliche is also the author of several scientific articles and manuscripts. He completed his medical studies at the Université de Montréal, where he also specialized in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. He also completed additional training in clinical research at the Centre d’investigation clinique (clinical investigation centre) and the Service d’hypertension artérielle (hypertension department) at the Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris.