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Philippe Couillard

Philippe Couillard

  • Member for Roberval
  • Quebec Liberal Party
  • Premier of Québec
  • Minister responsible for Youth Issues
  • Minister responsible for the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region
 

Biography

Born in Outremont on June 26, 1957
Spouse of Suzanne Pilote
Together, they have 5 children

Education

  • Specialist certificate, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1985)
  • Specialist certificate, Collège des médecins du Québec (1985)
  • Diploma in neurosurgery, Université de Montréal (1985)
  • Doctorate in medicine, Université de Montréal (1979)

Professional Experience

  • Strategic adviser in health and life sciences, Secor-KPMG (2011-2012)
  • Senior researcher in health law, McGill University (2009-2011)
  • Partner with Persistence Capital Partners, a private equity investment fund (2008-2012)
  • Chief surgeon and head of the Department of Surgery, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (2000-2003)
  • Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke (1996-2003)
  • Cofounder of the Dhahran Department of Neurosurgery, Saudi Arabia (1991-1996)
  • Chief surgeon with the Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Saint-Luc (1989-1992)
  • Neurosurgeon with the Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Saint-Luc (1985-1989)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (2010-2012)
  • Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (2010)
  • Member of the boards of directors of Amorfix Life Sciences (2009-2012) and Thallion Pharmaceuticals (2010-2012)
  • Senior fellow in health law, McGill University (2009)
  • Canadian Council for Tobacco Control Award of Excellence (2007)
  • Jacques-Cartier Medal, Entretiens Jacques-Cartier, Lyon (2007)
  • World Health Executive Forum Award (2006)
  • Medicine, Culture and Society Prize from the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine (2006)
  • Wilder Penfield conference speaker, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (2005)
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Congress Recognition Award (2005)
  • Alumni Recognition Award, Université de Montréal (2004)
  • Member of the board of directors and the Health and Public Policy Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2000-2003)
  • Canadian representative on the board of directors of the Société de neurochirurgie de langue française (1999-2003)