Current Projects

Celebrating Drs. Cruess – MUHC Medical Luminaries

Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess have been synonymous with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) for over 60 years.

Complex Care Center

Complex Care Centre

The MUHC is creating a Complex Care Centre so patients living with multiple illnesses are cared for under the guidance of a single medical department.

Contemporary Norman Bethune Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery

Teaching the next generation of Chinese surgeons the principles of cardiac surgery.

Cradles for Cuddles

Supporting Families through Baby Loss.


DialyTran is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to ensuring that MUHC patients living kidney disease receive the best possible care.

Discovery Club

The RI-MUHC bridges the gap between discovery and cure and takes research from bench to bedside. It is this type of research that can only happen in a teaching hospital.

DOvEE (Detecting Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early)

We assure that eligible women are granted fast-tracked accessibility to specialized medical examinations, which in turn, will allow for early detection and diagnosis of Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers.

Dr. Fried Chair in Surgical Innovation

The creation of an academic chair in surgical innovation will help the MUHC enhance its reputation as an international leader in surgical care.

Enhanced Recovery Programs for Surgery

The MUHC is creating an Enhanced Recovery Programs for Surgery that will deliver the best practices in enhanced recovery for all surgical patients.

HIV Smart App

HIV Smart App

The MUHC’s Dr. Nitika Pant Pai is revolutionizing HIV testing and making it more accessible to those who need it most through her mobile app HIVsmart!


Islet Transplant Lab

The MUHC’s Islet Transplant Lab specializes in the research and transplant of islet cells, a cutting-edge procedure for type 1 diabetes patients.

The McConnell Patient Resource Centre

The McConnell Patient Resource Centre is a one-stop shop offering a variety of specially-curated print and online resources for patients and families.

McGill Centre for Cardiovascular Disease

90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor associated with the disease and more than 350,000 Canadians are hospitalized for heart disease each year.

MUHC Lymphedema Program

The MUHC’s Lymphedema program is Quebec’s only specialized medical service for lymphedema care and is internationally recognized for its leadership.

Ocular Pathology Lab

The MUHC’s Ocular Pathology Lab is an international leader in research, education and consultation in ocular diseases, including cancer of the eye.


Patient Education Office

Considered an international leader in the field of patient education, the hospital is committed to ensuring that patients receive timely, comprehensive and up-to-date information that responds to their needs.

RBC Art and Heritage Centre

In January 2013, the RBC Art and Heritage Centre of the MUHC was created to recognize the significant social, artistic, medical, and nursing histories of these hospitals.

Social Service Department

From tests and procedures to waiting for results and wondering what comes next, the journey that lies ahead can be daunting, and many patients rely on their strong support network of family and friends to help them through.


The Stem Cell Research Lab

The Stem Cell Research laboratory will help the RI-MUHC increase its research capacity in this innovative field, bringing new hope to patients.

Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative

The MUHC’s Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative is the first nurse-led women’s heart disease prevention program in Canada and helps increase awareness.

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Le Dr Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, un scientifique de MI4 et épidémiologiste à l’Université McGill, a reçu le prix Scientifique de l'année 2020 de Radio-Canada. Cet honneur souligne le projet du Dr Maheu-Giroux avec l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec pour informer le public du taux de transmission de la COVID-19 au Québec. Cet important travail fournit au gouvernement du Québec des données essentielles pour l’aider à prendre des décisions en matière de santé publique et a été rendu possible grâce aux dons de notre communauté au fonds d'urgence pour la COVID-19 de la Fondation du CUSM.

MI4 scientist & epidemiologist at McGill University, Dr. Mathieu Maheu-Giroux has received Radio-Canada’s 2020 Scientists of the Year Award. This honor highlights Dr. Maheu-Giroux’s project with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec to inform the public of Quebec’s COVID-19 transmission rate. This important work is providing the Quebec government with critical data to help make public health decisions and is made possible thanks to our community’s donations to the MUHC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
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This week on Health Matters: your questions, answered. Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti answers listeners’ questions about their heart health. And, Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist & director of MI4, shares the latest information about COVID-19, the vaccination campaign and answers pressing questions about masks, at-risk groups and when we can anticipate more people getting vaccinated.

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This Sunday on Health Matters: Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti and Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist, will answer your health questions live. Do you have a question about heart health, COVID-19 or the vaccines? Post in the comments below ⬇ or send us a direct message! And tune in to CJAD 800 Montreal live at 12pm on January 17th. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to support this innovative project through our COVID-19 Emergency Fund!Saliva sampling should be considered as an alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study by a group of researchers at the RI-MUHC and McGill University. Researchers found that the sensitivity of saliva vs nasopharyngeal swab samples was virtually identical. “Nasopharyngeal swabs are very sensitive, but they are time-consuming and require a trained health professional to administer. Saliva-based samples are as sensitive and much cheaper, while having the advantage of being self-collected. This removes the need for a trained health professional and reduces exposure risk,” explains the corresponding author of the study, Jonathon Campbell, a postdoctoral fellow at the RI-MUHC.

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This work was supported by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) with seed funding from the Fondation CUSM - MUHC Foundation.
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This week on Health Matters, Dr. Kevin Lachapelle discusses what you should know about aortic aneurysms. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre physician & Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre researcher, shares a ‘shock and kill’ approach to treating HIV. And, the MUHC Foundation is supporting new MI4 research projects on eliminating obstacles to COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Nadine Kronfli describes her work into increasing vaccinations in prisons. Plus, Dr. Abhinav Sharma discusses how cardiac patients are more vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 and the logistics of ensuring this at-risk group has access to the vaccine.

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