Dr Réjean Thomas
Founder & CEO
Family doctor at l’Actuel, Center of excellence in HIV, STIs and Hepatitis, which he created and chairs since 1984, medical advisor at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), member of the McGill AIDS Center and former special advisor to the Government of Quebec for international humanitarian action, Dr. Rejean Thomas has also studied in philosophy. Founder of Doctors of the World Canada, he has contributed in establishing a humanist approach to medicine in Canada and abroad through humanitarian missions including Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Malawi and Vietnam. Education, prevention, research, and particularly patient quality of life, fight against prejudice, commitment against social vulnerability, advocacy for human rights along with his approach as a clinician and a grassroots activist, have earned Dr. Thomas an international reputation. He has participated in numerous scientific publications and has performed several preceptorships with clinical teams from France, Argentina, United Kingdom, Russia, among others. A graduate of universities of Moncton, Laval and Montreal, Dr. Thomas has received numerous awards for his exceptional contributions, including the Ordre national du Québec, the Order of Canada, two Doctorate Honoris Causa, from Université de Moncton and Université de Montréal.