Professor Jacques A. de Guise, head of the CRCHUM Imaging and Engineering Research Axis and Director of the CHUM Experimental Imaging Research Platform, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. This distinction was officially presented at a ceremony held in Lyon on February 14th. This title highlights the importance of his contribution to the science community for his research in imaging and orthopedics.
Dr. Guise's research focuses on imaging and morpho-functional modeling of biological structures, as well as the development of therapeutic intervention methods guided by images and models. In particular, he contributed to the design and development of the EOS Very Low Rate Biplane Imaging System and the KneeKG Knee Kinematics Quantified Evaluation System. These systems are deployed today in many clinical and research centers around the world (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania). Professor de Guise is a member of the University of Quebec's Club of Excellence and was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June 2011 and Yan Macnab Memorial Lecturer in Recognition of Distinction in Orthopedic Education and Research from the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation in June 2016.
Professor Jacques A. de Guise completed a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 1984 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is now a full professor in the Systems Engineering Department at ÉTS. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal. He holds the Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering and also holds the Marie-Lou and Yves Cotrel Chair in Orthopedic Research in the Department of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. He is the Director / Founder of the Imaging and Orthopedics Research Laboratory (LIO), affiliated with ÉTS and the research centers of the University Hospital of Montreal (CRCHUM), the University Hospital Center (CHU) Sainte-Justine of Montreal and the Sacré-Coeur Hospital of Montreal.