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Dr. Stanley Vollant

BIOGRAPHY Stanley Vollant, MD, FRCSC Dr. Stanley Vollant is an Innu from Pessamit who grew up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River on the North Shore. From an early age, he enjoyed the traditional teachings of his grandfather who taught him the importance of community values. Dr. Vollant then pursued his secondary and post-secondary education in the Quebec City region before obtaining his Doctor of Medicine (MD) diploma from the Université de Montréal in 1989. He completed his training in 1994 with a specialized study diploma in general surgery. He became the first Aboriginal surgeon in Quebec. Dr. Vollant began his career in December of the same year at the Regional Hospital Center of Baie-Comeau as a specialist physician (general surgeon). A few decades later, he was in the General Surgery Department of the CSSS de Chicoutimi and then held the positions of General Surgeon at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, as well as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Aboriginal Program at the Faculty of Medicine. of the University of Ottawa. In 2010, he became Coordinator of the Native Component of the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. He also practices medicine at the medical clinic in Pessamit, his native village. Dr. Vollant's road map of social and professional engagement speaks for itself. His notable contributions included a term as President of the Quebec Medical Association, a term in which he is called to represent the province's 9,000 physicians, and a seat on the Executive Council of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Vollant has also been a member of the Health Council of Canada, a member of the Health Canada Advisory Council on Science, the Minister's Advisory Council on Rural Health, the Quebec Health and Wellness Council, the ethics of science and technology in Quebec and several other health-related working groups. In addition to being a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Vollant has regularly assumed the presidency of several major events. He has also been featured on national newspapers, and has been the subject of many substantive interviews during public interest broadcasts. The idea of ​​promoting healthy lifestyles within First Nations is the main battleground of Dr. Vollant. His involvement in this regard has been emphasized many times.