The Neuro Team
Dr. Yves Lapierre
Montreal-born, Dr. Yves Lapierre obtained his medical degree Cum Laude from Université de Montreal and completed his residency in neurology at McGill University. After spending 2 years in neuroimmunology at Massachussets General Hospital in Boston, he returned to the Sacré-Coeur hospital and Institute Armand Frappier in 1975. Dr. Lapierre joined Dr. Bert Cosgrove at the MS clinic in 1979. In 1981, he became staff neurologist at the Montreal General Hospital and a permanent member of the McGill community.
Dr. Lapierre has been interested in research relating to Multiple Sclerosis since his early years in training. He has been involved in clinical trials in MS for more than 20 years and believes that clinical research should be intimately linked to more basic research such as immunology, imaging, molecular biology and other emerging fields.
He was appointed Director of the MS Clinic in 1999. His hopes are to make the clinic more accessible to patients, to broaden its team services and possibly expand into the community while significantly contributing to knowledge about the natural history of the disease as well as to clinical and fundamental research.