René Simard (health professional)

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René Simard
Born (1935-10-04) October 4, 1935 (age 83)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation physician, cancer researcher and university administrator
Awards Order of Canada

René Simard, OC FRSC (born October 4, 1935) is a Canadian physician, cancer researcher and university administrator.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Arts from College Saint-Laurent in 1956 and a Doctor of Medicine from the Université de Montréal in 1962. He did his residency in pathology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and he received a Doctor of Science from the University of Paris in 1968.

From 1993 to 1998, he was the rector of the Université de Montréal.

He is a co-author of On Being Human: Where Ethics, Medicine and Spirituality Converge.

In 1989, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


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