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Vol. 18 No. 1 (2020)

Women in Medicine: Dr. Lysanne Campeau

March 17, 2020


Dr. Lysanne Campeau (M.D., C.M., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.C.) is an Assistant Professor of Urology at McGill University’s Jewish General Hospital. Through her flamboyant career in medicine, her research accomplishments and her advocacy work for gender equality in medicine, she is a model of ambition, dedication and passion. Dr. Campeau completed medical school as well as her urology residency at McGill University. She is the first woman to complete her entire residency at McGill University in this specific field. Dr. Campeau then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University, as well as a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. She then came back to work as a urologist at the Jewish General Hospital and a clinical researcher at the Lady Davis Institute. Her research interests lie in female pelvic medicine, voiding dysfunction and urogenital reconstruction. In addition to her clinical and academic duties, Dr. Campeau is involved in teaching urology residents as well as in some volunteer endeavours in the community. A resilient person, Dr. Campeau builds on her experience of gender discrimination in medicine to advocate for equality in her field. She also aims to raise awareness on the topic of incontinence, which is often taboo among the public. Through awareness campaigns as well as her innovative research in the field, Dr. Campeau works to develop new treatments and improve outcomes for patients who suffer from this condition. Dr. Campeau is a positive leader and role model for aspiring female physicians, to whom she advises to cultivate adaptiveness, integrity and honesty in order to navigate the challenging journey that is medicine.


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