Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Position(s): 

Head of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Research Interests: 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Bone Healing – Distraction Osteogenesis (BMPS)

Molecular Biology and BMP

Wound Healing (TEF Beta)

Clinical and Basic Sciences: Bone Healing – Distraction Osteogenesis (BMPS) Molecular Biology and BMP, Wound Healing (TEF Beta)

Clinical Interests:

Facial Reconstruction, Ear Reconstruction, Facial Palsy, Facial Fractures, Craniofacial Pediatric Trauma, Microsurgery, Otoplasties, Hand & Fingers Trauma, Breast and Chest Asymmetry and Reconstruction. Osseointegrated implants including BAHA surgery

Biography:

Dr. Lessard holds a specialist certificate in plastic surgery and has been practicing at the MUHC for over 10 years. She is also involved with several other hospital sites. After her training in otorhinolaryngology (ear-nose-throat) and in face and neck surgery at McGill University, she completed her specialization.

She then went on to attend Harvard University for plastic surgery training.

She is extensively trained in all aesthetic/plastic surgical procedures, including post-cancer and post-traumatic reconstructions, as well as microsurgery.

Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, she has also received a certification from the American College of Surgeons in Chicago. 

Degree(s):

M.D., Universite Laval, Quebec City

BSc, Health Sciences, Laval University, Université Laval, QC

Residency Training:

Internship, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal

General Surgery, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal

Head and Neck Cancer/Facial Plastic, Jewish General Hospital & MGH, MCH, RVH McGill University, Montreal

Head and Neck Cancer/Facial Plastic Residency, Jewish General Hospital & MGH, MCH, RVH McGill University Montreal

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Harvard University, Harvard-Brigham-Boston Children Hospital

Fellowship Training:

Craniofacial Surgery, Sweden, Gothenburg, Gothenburg University, Salhgrenska Hospital, Carlenderska Hospital 

Craniofacial & Maxillofacial Surgery, Paris, France, 6 months (4 months in Boston, Brigham & Boston Children, Visiting Craniofacial Surgeon 2 months/year)

Location: 

McGill University Health Centre

The Montreal Children’s Hospital

Room: C-1135