2012 – Quebec
Dr Andrée Gagnon is a compassionate family physician who has focused her career on newborn and maternity care.
Dr Gagnon is a medical graduate from the University of Montreal. In 1992, she completed her residency training at Cité de la Santé de Laval and received her Certification in Family Medicine.
Since 1992, Dr Gagnon has practised family medicine, including obstetrics, with the Hôtel-Dieu de Saint-Jérôme and the Clinique Medicale St. Antoine in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. In 2001, she became Head of the Department of Perinatology with Hôtel-Dieu de Saint-Jérôme and continues to specialize in prenatal, perinatal, and post-partum care, as well as in neonatal care and pediatrics.
From 2001 to 2005, Dr Gagnon served as a family physician representative on the Regional Perinatal Committee of the Lower Laurentians, a group that integrated midwife services into obstetrical care at Hôtel-Dieu de Saint-Jérôme.
Dr Gagnon’s committee involvement includes the CFPC’s Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee and the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Fetus and Newborn Committee, where she is the CFPC’s Quebec representative. Since 2009, she has been President of the Association des omnipraticiens en périnatalité du Québec.
In 2011, Dr Gagnon served as an expert on two projects mandated by the Quebec health minister. One focused on the reduction of unnecessary interventions in obstetrics, the other on enhancing accessibility to perinatal care in the Montreal area.
Dr Gagnon participates in many outdoor activities, including cycling 20 km to work at least twice a week. She enjoys playing the piano, spending time with her six children, one grandchild, and two dogs, and plans at least one family trip a year to different parts of the world.