Dr. Louise Pilote is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University where she holds
a James McGill chair. She is a practicing general internist and led the McGill
division of general internal medicine from 2006-2016.
As a clinician scientist, Dr. Pilote has directed several research initiatives that led
to important new insights into the determinants of premature coronary disease.
With support from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Dr. Pilote led the
GENESIS team which clarified the role of sex and gender in diagnosis, treatment
and outcomes in heart disease and build capacity in women’s heart health
Dr. Pilote recently launched the GOING-FWD consortium a data science,
personalized medicine project funded by CIHR and the European GENDER-
NET+ initiative, where 30 million patients with chronic disease across Canada
and Europe will be analyzed using a sex and gender lens to more precisely
predict their risk of clinical and patient-relevant outcomes.
As a co-principal investigator of the CAN-AIM team, funded by CIHR, Dr. Pilote
has also harnessed big data to study sex differences in the effectiveness and
safety of cardiac drugs and devices.