Louise Pilote, MD, MPH, PhD

Primary Axis: 
Health Outcomes
Research Focus: 

Dr. Louise Pilote is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University and the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre. She holds a James McGill Chair at McGill University and a research scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Quebec. She is a practicing Internist and Epidemiologist at the Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Pilote received her MDCM from McGill University. She then obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Pilote's interests include cardiovascular epidemiology, outcomes research, and health services research. She is the PI for the GENESIS: an intercapacity enhancement team on gender and sex determinants of cardiovascular diseases funded by CIHR and the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well other studies related to access to care for patients with congestive heart failure, and pharmacoepidemiology studies of cardiac medications. She is also the lead investigator of the PRAXY (premature acute coronary syndrome in women and men) study, a large cohort study of patients with premature ACS. She is a mother of 5 children.

Keywords: 
Acute myocardial infarction, regional variation, outcomes, cardiac catheterization, practice patterns, quality of life, instrumental variables, administrative database, mortality, methodological framework, bias, angioplasty, coronary artery bypass surgery, population studies, trend analysis
Location: 
Royal Victoria Hospital
Publications:
*Tsadok MA, Jackevicius CA, Rahme E, Essebag V, Eisenberg MJ, Humphries KH, Tu J, Behlouli H, Joo J, Pilote L. Amiodarone Induced Thyroid Dysfunction-Brand versus Generic Formulations. CMAJ;183(12):E817-23; 6 Sep 2011
Abrahamowicz M, Beauchamp M, Ionescu-Ittu R, Delany C, Pilote L. Reducing the Variance of the Prescribing Preference-Based Instrumental Variable Estimates of the Treatment Effect. American Journal of Epidemiology; 174(4):494-502; 15 Aug 2011
Eisenberg M, Afilalo A, Lawler PR, Abrahamowicz M, Richard H, Pilote L. Cancer Risk Related to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging in Patients Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. CMAJ; 183(4):430-6; 8 Mar 2011
*Thanassoulis G, Brophy J, Richard H, Pilote L. Gout, Allopurinol Use on Heart Failure Outcomes. Archives of Internal Medicine; 170(15):1358-64; 9 Aug 2010
*Ionescu-Ittu R, Marelli A, Mackie AS, Pilote L. Prevalence of severe congenital heart disease after folic acid fortification of grain products: a time trend analysis in Quebec, Canada. BMJ; 338:b1673; 12 May 2009
Jackevicius C, Tu J, Demers V, Melo M, Cox J, Rinfret S, Kalavrouziotis D, Johansen H, Behlouli H, Newman A, Pilote L. Cardiovascular Outcomes with Removal of Clopidogrel Prior Authorization in Patients Receiving Coronary Stents Post-Myocardial Infarction. New England Journal of Medicine; 359(17):1802-10; 23 Oct 2008

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