Meet the Lachine Hospital Physician Team
Dr Genevieve Chaput is an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre with a dedicated practice exclusive to cancer patients. In addition to a BA in Communications Human Relations, Genevieve completed an MA in Health Professions Education at McGill University. During her Fellowship in Palliative Medicine (McGill University), she was the recipient of the Henry Shibata Cedars Cancer Foundation award in support of cancer survivorship expertise acquisition. She was also awarded the Elaine T. & Charles H. Peters Award in Medical Oncology 4 years in a row in support of her leadership and commitment to develop and implement cancer survivorship initiatives targeting both MUHC and RUIS community partners. In 2015, she obtained a Certificate of Added Competency in Palliative Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). In 2018, she completed the Casley-Smith Complex Lymphatic Therapy intensive certification course in the management of cancer-related lymphedema, and contributes to Dr. Anna Towers’ Lymphedema Clinic at the MUHC.
Genevieve has developed CME-accredited cancer survivorship workshops, and has trained over 500 community primary care providers. She has also created a survivorship module on what to expect after cancer for patients and caregivers, which she has delivered on several occasions. Genevieve has an active research profile, with her main interests focusing on survivorship educational and empowerment-driven interventions targeting primary care providers and cancer survivors. She routinely mentors medical trainees with a keen interest in research, both formally (Masters’ and PhD students) and informally (academic research activities).
Dr. Chaput is the vice-chair of the Cancer Care Members' Interest Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is also a member of the Comité National de l’évolution de la pratique de première ligne of the Direction Générale de Cancérologie (DGC-MSSS) since 2015, which includes a role as cancer survivorship expert advisor. She has served as member of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Seamless Patient Experience Advisory committee, as is currently serving as member and chair elect of the Canadian Association of General Practitioners in Oncology, for which she has been mandated to act as guest co-editor for two consecutive terms for a Current Oncology article series targeting General Practitioners in Oncology.
Apart from her dedicated roles as clinician, researcher, and teacher, Genevieve takes great pride in her family life, including being a loving aunt and godmother.
Dr Adeline Khadoury was born in Montreal and completed her medical degree at Université de Montreal. She completed her family medicine residency at Mcgill and went on to do a 3rd year of added competency in Palliative Medicine. She has been practicing Palliative Medicine since 2011.
She has been part of the Lachine Palliative Care team since 2016, which includes a palliative care ward, a consult service as well as an outpatient palliative care clinic.
She also works at the St Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Center.
In addition to her clinical duties at both sites, she welcomes student and resident learners to participate in a Palliative Care rotation at both sites. Her interests in palliative medicine are primarily symptom control and building rapports with patients and families in order to provide a holistic approach to care.
Dr Hitesh Bhanabhai is a dedicated and compassionate palliative care physician with combined over 10 years of experience working a large university hospital, small hospice and remote territorial hospital. He is currently serving the community at Lachine Hospital.
Hitesh completed his medical school at McGill University. He initially trained in radiation oncology at the University of Ottawa, but soon discovered his true calling in the domain of palliative care. This led him to switch from radiation oncology to a family medicine residency. Recognizing the importance of specialized knowledge in his chosen field, Hitesh further honed his skills by completing an additional year of training dedicated solely to palliative care at McGill University. His extensive training and hands-on experience make him a valuable asset to our team.
In addition to his clinical work, Hitesh is also an esteemed educator. He holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. Hitesh is an active participant in both undergraduate and postgraduate palliative care teaching.
He particularly enjoys leading teaching sessions at various subspecialty rounds and resident teaching. His aim is to impart the principles of palliative care to specialist physicians, thereby enhancing the overall quality of patient care across various medical disciplines.
Hitesh’s dedication to education not only enriches the learning experience of his students but also contributes significantly to the advancement of palliative care practices. Hitesh’s commitment to providing empathetic and comprehensive care to patients in their most vulnerable moments truly embodies the spirit of our palliative care department at Lachine Hospital.
Dr Rachel Fernandes is an attending physician at Lachine Hospital, with a varied clinical practice. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology and Immunology, before proceeding to complete a Master's of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. After working for the Public Health Agency of Canada, she returned to Montreal to pursue her medical degree and then her family medicine residency at McGill University.
It was during her residency that she developed a passion for palliative care. In addition to working at the Lachine Hospital in palliative care, she also works as a family medicine doctor in Lachine, as well as in a long-term care center. She is proud to work with Lachine community and endeavours to train the next generation of physicians by contributing to the teaching of medical students and residents in the region.
|Dr Luc Daudelin has a wide range of experience as a general practitioner, and has worked for many years in the community served by the Lachine Hospital. His practice has spanned several departments at the hospital, including emergency, acute and extended care, and outpatient clinics. For over 15 years, he has been actively involved in the hospital's palliative care unit, where he is a committed and supportive member of the multidisciplinary team, bringing his professionalism, availability and attentiveness to patients at the end of life.