2005 – Quebec
Dr Marie-Dominique Beaulieu was born and raised in Quebec City. She obtained her medical degree from McGill University. The inspiration to pursue family medicine research came from a professor, who invited her to join the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.
Marie-Dominique started to practice in 1978 at the Family Medicine Clinic at Montreal Children’s Hospital, followed by several years in Quebec City in the Family Medicine Department of Centre Hospitalier de l’Université Laval and L’Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement. She is currently a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Montreal and holds the Docteur Sadok Besrour Chair in Family Medicine there.
A Fellow of the College, she has been a member of the CFPC Editorial Board, the Section of Teachers and chaired the CFPC Steering Committee of the Clinical Practice Management Network. She received the Donald I. Rice Award from the College in 1994, and the award “Des médecins de coeur et d’action” from the Association des médecins de langue française in 1995.
Marie-Dominique has been involved at both provincial and national levels in the development of clinical practice guidelines and primary care policies. She has authored many primary care research reports and scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and speaks on topics relating to optimizing primary care practice both in Quebec and nationally.
Marie-Dominique is married to Laurier Boucher. Their family includes Laurier’s three grown sons and their wives, along with a new grandson.
In the letter nominating Marie-Dominique for a Reg L. Perkin award, she is described as “une femme de tête impressionnante, structurée et passionnée, qui est demeurée accessible et d’une belle humanité”.