Recent Graduates and Fellowships

2016 Graduating Class

Thierry Pauyo, MD

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
B.A. Neuroscience: Amherst College

Dr. Thierry Pauyo obtained his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School before joining the Orthopedic Residency Program at McGill University. He played a very important role as Chief Resident during the Royal College accreditation process. Dr. Pauyo is also very involved in research and has won multiple awards for his great work during residency. He also is involved in International Aid in Orthopedics in Haiti and other underserved areas.

He will be pursuing a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Pittsburg University and a second Fellowship at Harvard’s University in Pediatrics.

Apart from being an excellent physician and leader, Dr. Pauyo is also a talented hockey player playing for Harvard NCAA Varsity Team. He has been one of the key players in the Brown Cup at McGill for the past 4 years. He is also a father to his baby boy named Noah.

Asim M. Makhdom, MBBS, M. Sc.

Master Experimetal Surgery, Mcgill University
Medical school: King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia                                                                                                                                                           

Dr. Asim Makhdom obtained his Medical School Degree with first honor from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and received a Master Degree in Experimental Surgery at McGill University. Throughout his residency, Dr. Makhdom received multiple research awards including the Rising Star Award, William Bruce Prize and the 1st place New Investigator Research Award (ACPOC, USA). He was recognized by the program to receive the American Orthopaedic Association Leadership Award, and to Co-Chair the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopedic Resident Association in 2014. He published 18 peer-reviewed articles with more than 36 abstracts accepted for presentation in National and International meetings. After graduation, Asim will pursue a Fellowship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. He will further his training with a second Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Advanced Reconstruction Techniques at Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA.  Asim is a proud father of Miryam and owes all his success to his supportive wife Dr. Ghada Abbas (Neurology Resident at McGill) and his parents.

Khalid Alkhelaifi, MD.

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Khalid Alkhelaifi completed his Medical School at Weill Cornell Medical College after which he joined the Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program at McGill. During his residency, Dr. Alkhelaifi was known for his strong leadership traits and his dedication towards teaching. Being in the Resident Teaching Committee and some others has greatly enhanced his skills.

Dr. Alkhelaifi was also known for his contribution in research in the Orthopaedic Department. His investment in research has mainly focused on Trauma, Pediatrics, Spine and Sport.

Dr. Alkhelaifi will be doing his fellowship training in Detroit, USA at Henry Ford Hospital, in the Sport Surgery field.  Once he is done, he will be returning to Qatar, his home country, and will be working at the prestigious Sports Medicine Hospital, Aspetar.  He will be a part of the Medical Team covering many sport events in Qatar and the World Cup 2022. Dr. Alkhelaifi will also be fulfilling an academic role at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Dr. Alkhelaifi is a proud father of two beautiful girls, Alya and Hissa. He owes all of his success to his supportive wife and family.

Maxime Beaumont-Courteau, MDCM.

Medical School: McGill University

Dr. Maxime Beaumont-Courteau obtained his Medical Degree from McGill University before joining the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. As a Medical Student and eventually as a resident, he competed in the pole vault as a member of the McGill Track & Field varsity team. A podium finish at the National Championships highlighted his athletic career and he was twice named MVP of the Redmen Track & Field team. Upon graduating, he will be pursuing a Fellowship in Lower Extremity Reconstruction down under, in Melbourne, Australia before returning to Canada to start a community practice.

Ryan Coughlin, MDCM.

Medical School: McGill University
B.Sc. Biology: McGill University

Dr. Ryan Coughlin graduated from McGill University Medical School to pursue his Residency in Orthopedics at McGill University. Prior to Medicine, Dr. Coughlin received a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Dr. Coughlin is interested in Sports Orthopedic Surgery and has had multiple publications in these topics during residency.

Dr. Coughlin served as an Executive Board Member of the McGill Residents Association (ARM) as VP of the Physicians Resource Committee and was a member on the Physician Resource Planning Committee.

Dr. Coughlin will be pursuing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Duke University.

Apart from Medicine, he also is interested in many sports, one of them being hockey. He has been a key player in the Brown Cup at McGill University for the past 4 years.

Marie Diane Isabelle Mousseau, MDCM, M. Sc.

Medical School: McGill University
MSc Molecular biology and genetics: University of Alberta
BSc(H) Biopharmaceutical Sciences (Genomics): University of Ottawa

Dr. Isabelle Mousseau entered the Medical Profession after a decade in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve as a Paramedic and a Health Care Administrator, where she specialized in Trauma Team Deployment and received the Canadian Decoration. Her work took her to all corners of Canada and Europe, especially during her time with NATO.

After a degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Genomics from the University of Ottawa, she completed a Master of Science in Molecular Biology at the University of Alberta. She attended Medical School at McGill University before entering the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program where she received a bursary from the Quebec Sports Medicine Association for her research in Arthroscopy Training.

Her proudest accomplishment is her son Olivier, born just in time to study for the Royal College Exam with her. Isabelle will then be heading to Toronto with her family for a Fellowship in Upper Extremity and Trauma at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Joseph Carl Sutton III, MD.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
B.S. Mechanical Engineering: Mississippi State University

Dr. J. Carl Sutton III received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he played NCAA golf. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia, and then attended McGill University for his orthopaedic residency. During his residency he was published in orthopaedic journals and developed an interest in adult reconstructive and sports medicine surgery. Dr. Sutton will be pursuing a fellowship in those areas at Detroit Medical Center. Upon completion of his fellowship, he plans to join his father's orthopaedic practice in Atlanta, GA.

Feras Waly, MBBS.

Medical School: Umm Alqura University

Dr. Feras Waly comes from the beautiful city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Medical Degree from Umm AlQura University after which he fell in love with Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Waly joined McGill’s Orthopedic Surgery Program in 2011. During his residency, he managed to publish multiple manuscripts and presented at multiple national and international meetings.  

He found a true passion in Lower Extremity Reconstruction. After graduation, Dr. Waly will move to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue a fellowship in Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction followed by a fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction at the University of British Columbia.

He is the proud father of Qussay and Jumanah. He owes all his success to the tremendous support of his wife and family.

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