February 3, 1843|
Quebec City, Canada East
|Died||November 2, 1929
|Known for||Work in public health|
Born in Quebec City, Canada East, the son of Edward Lewis Montizambert and Lucy Bowen, Montizambert was a descendant of Pierre Boucher and his grandfather was Edward Bowen. Montizambert was educated at the High School of Montreal and at Upper Canada College from 1856 to 1859. He studied medicine at Université Laval from 1859 to 1861 and then studied at the University of Edinburgh for three years receiving his MD in 1865. He returned to Quebec in 1865 and married Mary Jane Walker, the daughter of William Walker who was a member of the Legislative Council of Quebec from 1842 to 1863.
He was not interested in private practice but rather worked in public health as the medical director at the Grosse Isle quarantine station. Starting in 1866, he held the post for thirty years. In 1894, he was also appointed to be superintendent of Canadian quarantine stations. In 1899, he was appointed Director General of Public Health in Canada. He retired in 1920.
Further reading 
- Bilson, Geoffrey (October 1985). "Dr Frederick Montizambert (1843–1929): Canada's first Director General of Public Health". Medical History 29 (4): 386–400. PMC 1139979. PMID 3903385.
- "Frederick Montizambert". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.