Dr. Raoul Bonan
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award is Dr. Raoul Bonan!
Dr. Raoul Bonan has been working as an interventional cardiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute since 1978. He graduated from the Université de Paris, and came to the Institute to complete his training. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Université de Montréal. Dr. Bonan is primary or co-author of over 190 scientific articles and 20 book chapters, particularly related to research on cardiovascular percutaneous interventions. He has participated in numerous interventional cardiology live cases and demonstrations around the world, and delivered more than 400 scientific presentations.For the past 30 years, Dr. Bonan has been deeply involved in the medical device industry. He is co-founder of Bio Inspire Technologies Inc. which is devoted to research and development of the new generation of the interventional medical devices.He is proud of his role in bringing many interventional cardiology procedures to Canada, including pulmonary valve dilatation, new balloon and wire for the coronaries, mitral dilatation, intra coronary brachytherapy and, 10 years ago, self-expanding percutaneous aortic valve implantation. The most rewarding aspect of his work, he says, is “teaching and transmission of the progression of the specialty, promoting the success of our Fellows.” His greatest hope is for less and less invasive therapies in cardiology. Dr. Bonan is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.