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Centre intégré universitaire de santé
et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Hélène Boisjoly

Boisjoly, Hélène

Full Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine


Université de Montréal

Research Axes

Vision health

Contact information

Phone: 514-252-3400, poste4966

Dr. Hélène Boisjoly is an ophthalmologist, a full professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. A specialist in corneal transplantation, Dr. Boisjoly has created a number of funds for research and teaching. In 2019, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. She is a member of the Order of Canada. 

Research Unit

Research interests

  • Immunology of corneal transplantation and rejection risk factors.
  • Viral diseases, such as ocular herpes.
  • Wound healing, outcomes related to sight and function for patients with chronic eye diseases and patients who have had cataract and corneal surgery.
  • Mabon M, Boisjoly HM. Penetrating Keratoplasty. The cornea scientific foundations and clinical practice, Smolin and Thoft’s, fourth edition, 1020-1042, 2005.
  • Giasson CJ, Bouchard C, Boisjoly H, Germain L. Amnios et problèmes de surface oculaire. Médecine Sciences 2006 22: 639-644, 2006.
  • Hamel P, Boisjoly H, Corriveau C, Fallaha N, Lahoud S, Luneau K, Olivier S, Rouleau J, Toffoli A. Using the Can MEDS roles when interviewing for an ophthalmology residency program. Can J Ophthalmol 42: 299-304, 2007.
  • S-Lebrun A*, Boisjoly H, Al Saadi A, Mabon M, Choremis J. Association between Unilateral Quiescent Stromal Herpetic Keratitis and Bilateral dry Eyes. Cornea 2010; 29(11):1291-1295.
  • Popescu ML, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H, Kergoat MJ, Rousseau J, Moghadaszadeh S, Djafari F, Freeman EE. Explaining the Relationship between Three Eye Diseases and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults. Invest Ophtalmol Vis Sci, April 2012; 53(4): 2308-2313.
  • Wang MY, Rousseau J, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H. Kergoat MJ, Moghadaszadeh S, Djafary F, Freeman EE. Activitiy Limitation due to a Fear of Falling in Older Adults with Eye Disease. Invest Ophtalmol Vis Sci, Dec 2012; 53(13):7967-7972.
  • Harrabi H, Kergoat, Rousseau J, Boisjoly H, Schmaltz H, Moghadazadey S, Roy-Gagnon MH, Freeman EE. Age-related eye disease and cognitive function. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Feb 2015; 56 : 1217-21.
  • Kergoat H, Boisjoly H, Freeman EE, Monette J, Roy S, Kergoat MF. The perceived needs and availability of eye care services for older adults in Long-term Care facilities. Can Geriatr J 2014 Sep; 17:108-13.


  • Doctor of Medicine

    Université de Sherbrooke

  • FRCS ophthalmology

    Université de Sherbrooke

  • Postdoctoral fellowship

    Harvard University

  • Master of Public Health

    Johns Hopkins University


  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award  (Canadian Ophtalmological Society)
  • 2018 Member  (Order of Canada)
  • 2014 Chair of the Board of Directors  (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada)