Philippon, François

Dr. François Philippon



Cardiologist, University Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology of Quebec City, Department of Medicine, Laval University  (Quebec City, Quebec)


Research Interests

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacing and Defibrillation
  • Cardiac Resynchronization
  • Leadless Pacing
  • Lead Technologies
  • Complex Lead Extraction.


Dr. François Phillipon was trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Laval  University, before completing interventional electrophysiology training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. In 1994, Dr. Philippon joined IUCPQ  (Hôpital Laval) and was appointed chief of the electrophysiology laboratory for 6 years and then chief of staff for 2 years. From 2003 to 2011, he was chief of the cardiology department at the Institute, and from 2007 to 2013, he was appointed by the Health Care Minister as president of the Quebec Cardiology Network. From 2015-2018 he was appointed on the board of directors of the Canadian Arrhythmia Network. From 2016-2018, he was the President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society.