Dr. André Robidoux

Dr. André Robidoux is currently Professor of Surgery (tenure) at the University of Montreal. After his doctor of Medicine degree, he completed his post-graduate training in Surgery in Montreal and in the Department of Developmental Therapeutics at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Robidoux subsequently joined the Faculty of Medicine at University of Montreal. He was appointed Professor of Surgery there in 1992.

In 2002, he received the University of Montreal rector award for his exceptional contribution to the development of the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Robidoux is Director of the Breast Cancer Research Centre, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal.

In addition, he is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project (NSABP). He served on the Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance Research Advisory Committee and on Council of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

He also served on the steering committees of the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial and the STAR trial. His research activities have been supported by continuous competitive renewal grants from the National Health Insitutes and the National Cancer Institute for the last 28 years. He also received grant support from CBCRA and CIHR.

In 2010, Dr. Robidoux received two awards. The first one was the British Journal of Surgery Lecture Award by the Association of Breast Surgery at BASO, Royal College of Surgeons of England in the United Kingdom. The second award has been attributed by the NSABP. He was chosen to receive the Distinguished Investigator Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to the NSABP and oncology research. Also, he has been appointed the NSABP Principal Liaison Officer for Canada. Dr. Robidoux was appointed on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.