Baillargeon, Jean Patrice

Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, MD, MSc is board-certified in endocrinology and metabolism and professor of medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Dr Baillargeon primary areas of expertise include reproductive endocrinology, polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, health system improvement and biostatistics/epidemiology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship on the metabolic aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) under the supervision of Dr Nestler in 2003 and obtained a Master’s in Clinical research and Biostatistics from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA. He is director of the Reproductive Endocrinology clinic of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and an active member of the Lifestyle Multidisciplinary Management Clinic of the CHUS.

Dr Baillargeon has founded with researchers, patient representatives, health professionals, health care administrators and policy-makers the Canadian network on reproductive and maternal health of women with obesity and infertility. With support of this network, he recently completed a CIHR-funded, randomized-controlled trial (RCT) assessing in Sherbrooke the Fit-For-Fertility program, a transferable, interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention for women with obesity that is integrated to the fertility clinic. Following the success of this trial, Dr Baillargeon obtained in 2018 a CIHR Project grant to assess the benefits of the Fit-For-Fertility program in seven clinics throughout Canada with a multicenter RCT.

Dr Baillargeon received a Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and is actually the President of this Society.