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Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon is the new President of the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and is the first president from McGill since Richard Handfield–Jones (1989 -1990). Her mandate as president began at the QCFP Annual General Meeting held during the Family Medicine Forum in Québec City on November 15.

Dr. Dumas Pilon is a specialist in family medicine and Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at McGill University. She began her career in clinical and teaching at the Family Medicine Unit (FMU) of St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) where she practiced general medicine with a particular interest in the health of women and children.

In 2006, she took the position of “Paediatric team leader”, allowing her to establish a breastfeeding clinic and a Residency internship in newborn health. Her passion for the humanization of birth and interprofessional collaboration led her to initiate the project “Maternité de la Montagne” and to direct the project of the expansion and enhancement of perinatal care at SMHC which was delivered to l’Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal by the management of SMHC. She was invited to serve on the collaborative physician-midwife committee of the College of Midwives of Quebec and on the scientific committee of the Birthing the World Congress held in Quebec City in 2010. In this same vein, she co-directed the Table on McGill RUIS obstetrics from 2011 to 2013 and participated as an expert on INESSS’s Committee on Promising Measures for Reducing Obstetric Interventions in 2011. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and other activities.

Read more on the QCFP’s website (in French).

December 9, 2014