Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec



Denis Richard


2725, chemin Sainte-Foy
Sainte-Foy (Québec)
G1V 4G5
418 656-8711, ext. 5977



Research areas : 3

Researchers : 92


Promoting the development, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of cardiology, respirology, and obesity in order to control the progression of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

The Research Centre also has the mission of creating the best possible environment for the training of students and highly qualified personnel in biomedical research.

Research areas Research themes


Principal investigator:

Jean-Pierre Després

  • Cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia therapy
  • Coronary disease: pathophysiology, diagnostic and therapy
  • Metabolic cardiology: prevention, cardiometabolic risk and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Valvular heart diseases: pathophysiology, diagnostic and treatment

Obesity / metabolism

Principal investigator:
Yves Deshaies

  • Regulation of energy expenditure: central and peripheral mechanisms
  • Adipose tissue biology
  • Tissue and cell metabolism of energy: molecular aspects of endocrinology
  • Complications and etiology of massive obesity and impact of bariatric surgery
  • Visceral obesity and cardiovascular and respiratory disease


Principal investigator:
François Maltais

  • Respiratory sleep disorders : mechanisms, therapy and cardiometabolic risk
  • Asthma: pathophysiology and intervention
  • Aerobiology and respiratory health
  • Chronic pulmonary diseases: pathophysiology, muscle and exercise intolerance
  • Pulmonary oncology

*The mission comes from the centre's website.