Dr. Pierre Labelle is an ophthalmologist at Maisonneuve- Rosemont Hospital and full clinical professor in the department of ophthalmology of the faculty of medicine at the University of Montreal.
After receiving his M.D. and his diploma in ophthalmology, Dr. Labelle completed a research fellowship in retinal diseases and surgery at Washington University in St. Louis in the United States. He earned the first medal awarded by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society for his work on the prevention of sports-related eye injuries and was awarded the Securitas prize by the Régie de la sécurité dans les sports du Québec, Quebec’s sports safety board, for his public awareness work.
Dr. Labelle is president of the Association des médecins ophtalmologistes du Québec, Quebec’s association of ophthalmologists, and heads the ophthalmology departments of Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal. Under his direction, the Centre Michel-Mathieu was established at Maisonneuve- Rosemont Hospital in 1999, an internationally renowned institute of excellence in ophthalmology. Given his interest in clinical research, Dr. Labelle has collaborated on many research projects, including projects investigating macular degeneration.