Francis Bernard holds a medical degree from the University of Montreal (1998) and graduated in internal medicine and critical care in 2004. He completed his training with a research and clinical fellowship in neurocritical care at Addenbrookes Hospital at the University of Cambridge in England (2004-2005). He is now a consultant in critical care and neurocritical care at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal (HSCM), associate clinical professor at the university of Montréal and co-director of the trauma and acute care research axis at HSCM’s research center (2012).
Dr Bernard is the director of the neurological care unit (NCCU) of HSCM since 2006. The expertise of the unit revolves around multimodality monitoring, brain oxygen monitoring and advance clinical management of TBI patients. The NCCU treats yearly approximately 180 moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and 100 traumatic spinal cord injury patients.
The overarching research philosophy of the unit is a multidisciplinary, transversal and outcome driven one oriented along the trajectory of the patients in the health care system, from the field to rehabilitation. Local as well as multicentre trials are fostered with a wide range of clinical implications. Dr Bernard is a member of the CCCTG.