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Dr. Thierry Daboval, appointed Chief of Staff of Hôpital Montfort

It is with great pleasure that Mr. Carl Nappert, Chairman of the Montfort Board of Trustees, has revealed the name of the hospital's next medical leader. Dr. Thierry Daboval will join the Montfort team on September 19. The new incumbent was identified after a Canada-wide search. Dr. Daboval will replace Dr. Stéphane Roux as Chief of Staff of Hôpital Montfort, who completed his term in July 2022.

Dr. Thierry Daboval has been a professor of neonatology and pediatrics since 1998, first at the Université de Sherbrooke and currently at the University of Ottawa, where he has been promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. Since 2016, he has been the Medical Director of the Level 3b Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa.

In his many roles, Dr. Daboval has been very involved in teaching and research programs, particularly in the area of counseling mothers at high risk of delivering an extremely preterm newborn. He is particularly interested in medical ethics in neonatology, communication in complex situations and how to teach it and also in the follow-up of children at risk of developmental delays. Author of more than a hundred publications, he has participated in a large number of conferences as a speaker or invited professor, including several international conferences.

Originally from St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, he completed his medical and pediatric training at the Université de Sherbrooke; he obtained his specialization in perinatal and neonatal medicine with a concentration in neonatal follow-up at the Université de Montréal. He obtained a master's degree in clinical science at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. In 2015, he graduated from the Healthcare Education Scholars Program at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Daboval joins the team at Hôpital Montfort as a neonatologist-pediatrician and will continue to hold privileges at CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital on an intermittent basis.

Carl Nappert also extended his warmest thanks to Dr. Stéphane Roux for all his hard work over the past three years, and to Dr. Chantal D'Aoust-Bernard, who has assumed the position of Chief of Staff on an interim basis during the summer of 2022.

The Chief of Staff ensures the continuous improvement of the quality of medical care and services provided at Hôpital Montfort.