Montreal Heart Institute
University of Montreal
Dr. Philippe Demers received his Doctor of Medicine from Université de Montréal in 1995. He then did his residency program in cardiac surgery at Université de Montréal in 2001. During his residency, he also completed a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. Dr. Demers then received scholarships to complete a two-year fellowship at Stanford University under the supervision of Dr. D. Craig Miller. During this period, he developed an interest and expertise in the treatment and management of aortic disease (aneurysms, dissections, bicuspid aortic valve disease, Marfan's syndrome), particularly aortic root reconstruction using valve preservation, aortic dissection surgery, valve repair surgery, and the endovascular treatment of aortic disease.
As a co-author, he has written over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as 9 book chapters. He is the program director for the international fellowship in adult cardiac surgery at Université de Montréal since 2016.
He is a staff surgeon in the department of surgery at the Montreal Heart Institute and a professor in the department of surgery at Université de Montréal. His current practice focuses on aortic surgery, aortic and mitral valve repair, valve reoperations, and the endovascular and transcatheter treatment of cardiovascular disease.