IRCM Clinic

A unique clinic combining
research with
personalized care

The IRCM Clinic is a reference center in clinical care and medical research. Medical care and research converge to increase our knowledge of diseases and accelerate their management or recovery.

The IRCM clinical team offers ultra-specialized clinical services to its patients in a global healthcare concept. Personalized care is offered through a unique multidisciplinary approach that includes doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and a genetic counsellor. Each health professional provides tailored information for patients to provide comprehensive care and help them make healthy lifestyle choices to overcome a wide range of diseases.

The IRCM Clinic hosts patients who are referred by their physician for assessment and follow-up in the area of cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension.

The team also conducts extensive research to validate new diagnostic, therapeutic, and medication approaches and to better understand diseases.

«  At the IRCM, basic and clinical research go hand in hand. »

Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret

Vice-President of the
IRCM Clinic and Clinical Research,
and Director of the Diabetes Clinic

Four major
specializations

Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret
Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret

Director of the Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes Clinic

The IRCM Diabetes Clinic assesses and treats patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We offer specialized multidisciplinary care and conduct teaching activities for patients and healthcare professionals, in addition to conducting research projects on metabolism and obesity. These objectives aim to reduce the negative consequences of diabetes for our patients.

The Type 1 Diabetes Clinic is one of the largest in the province of Quebec for adult patient care. It offers services for patients using multiple injections or an insulin pump.

The Type 2 Diabetes Clinic primarily provides services to patients when they begin using injectable therapies, as well as to patients with cardiovascular disease.

We also treat rare forms of diabetes such as diabetes secondary to cystic fibrosis.

Maxime Lamarre-Cliche

Director of the Hypertension Clinic

Hypertension Clinic

The Hypertension Clinic assesses and treats patients who have rare blood pressure regulation disorders. A pioneer and still at the forefront of this field of expertise in Canada, the Clinic provides postgraduate training and participates in research on hypertension. The research protocols that are underway mainly focus on new methods of diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment, and aim to improve disease management for hypertensive patients.

Sophie Bernard
Sophie Bernard

Director of the Lipids, Nutrition
and Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic

Lipids, Nutrition and
Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic

The Lipids, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic assesses and treats patients with elevated blood cholesterol and other fats in the blood, as well ast patients at risk of developing cardiovascular or metabolic diseases. To better understand the origin of these lipid disorders and their complications, the team studies the nutritional, biochemical, genetic, molecular, and pharmacological aspects of these issues to offer new and more effective treatments and to reduce complications.

Emilia Liana Falcone
 

The Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults

The Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults is the only place in Canada where the focus is on transitioning patients with rare diseases from pediatric to adult care. Combining medical care and research, our team provides a better understanding of several types of rare diseases.

A multidisciplinary and highly
specialized team awaits you

Nursing care

Nutrition team

Genetic counsellor

Contribute to
research and participate
in a clinical study

When you participate in one of our clinical studies, you contribute to biomedical research while helping your community. See the studies underway to participate.

See the current studies

Contribuez à la recherche en participant à une étude clinique

Patient Rights

The IRCM clinic is associated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). The IRCM clinic is committed to providing quality service to all users. Nevertheless, you or your relatives may be dissatisfied with the services you have received and may wish to inform us of this situation. To file a formal complaint regarding the medical services provided at the clinic, share your comments with us, or for any question concerning your rights, the primary contact people are the directors of the specialized clinics and the head nurse of the clinic. A complaint can be filed in writing or verbally and will be treated confidentially without any prejudice to you. To contact us directly, please send an email to patient-rights@ircm.qc.ca or call 514-987-5552.

If the follow-up provided by the clinic’s managers does not meet your expectations, you can contact the Service Quality and Complaints Commissioner’s office at CHUM for assistance, to file a complaint, to request an intervention, or for any other question. You can submit your request by email at commissaire.local.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca or by calling 514-890-8484.

 

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