Our Podiatrists

Podiatre clinique podiatrique de gatineau

Dr.Antoun Hajj

Dr. Hajj holds a doctorate in podiatric medicine from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a double bachelor's degree in biochemistry and health science with a specialization in neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. He also holds a certificate authorizing him to perform X-rays and ultrasounds of the foot and ankle. Dr. Hajj did a clinical and hospital clerkship at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York in pediatric surgery, pediatric pediatrics, radiology and podiatric orthopedics.

Dr. Hajj began his career as a podiatrist at the Clinique podiatrique de Gatineau in 2014. In 2016, he took the torch of his colleague, Dr. Davis, in the management of both clinics. Since 2014, Dr. Hajj has been assisting in various major surgeries with Dr. Marie-Christine Torchon, podiatrist-surgeon and collaborator at the Clinique podiatrique de Gatineau. It is in 2017 that Dr. Hajj will become the owner of Ottawa Foot Clinic where he will continue his passion for podiatry. Dedicated to his profession, Dr. Hajj joined the Continuing Education Committee of the Ordre des podiatres du Québec to help advance the knowledge of Quebec podiatrists.

As a health professional, integrity is undoubtedly the main value a podiatrist must possess. According to Dr. Hajj, it is also essential that the podiatrist be passionate about his profession. The patient deserves a competent professional and dedicated to the patients.

Dr.Élie Bélanger

Dr Élie Bélanger, holds a Doctoral Degree in Podiatric Medicine and is passionate about everything with foot health. During his externship at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, he perfected his skills in podiatric surgery, podopediatry, radiology and orthopedic podiatry. He continually keeps abreast of new developments by attending training a recent example of which is a course on “targeted foot ultrasound”.

In the last few years he has regularly helped people in need, dipensing his unpaid expertise to beneficiaries of the Accueil Bonneau in Montreal and, participating to an International Aid project in Morocco last year.

A former player of high level volley ball himself, he also has a keen interest in sports. He therefore applies his podiatric knowledge to different sports, offering a complete service to sports aficionados, whether competitive or recreational.

Dr. Maria Hajj

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Fascinated by sports and indoor training, Dr.  Maria Hajj, began her university studies in  Sciences of physical activity at the University of Ottawa before continuing her studies in podiatric medicine at the Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières. After obtaining her Doctorate in April 2017, she completed a two-month internship at a hospital in Joliette to help expand her  knowledge of diabetic wound care. She also completed a second four-month internship at the prestigious New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Furthermore, in  November 2017, she completed her training  in Targeted Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle.

Dr. Hajj is committed to the well-being of her patients and will take the time to explain things and offer personalized advice and treatment.

Dr. Marie-Christine Torchon

In 2002, Dr. Marie-Christine Torchon graduated from Concordia University in Cellular and Molecular Biology and then continued her studies at the prestigious New York College of Podiatric Medicine from 2003 to 2007 where she obtained her title as Podiatrist with two major distinctions: Magna Cum Laude and 2nd of class (Salutatorian). In 2010, Dr. Torchon completed her 3-year surgical residency at Cambridge Health Alliance affiliated with Harvard University in Boston. A few years later, from 2013 to 2014, Dr. Torchon successfully completed a graduate program in International Health at Université de Sherbrooke. Then, in 2017, Dr. Torchon decided to pursue a postgraduate degree in Advanced Public Health - Global Health Option. Marie-Christine Torchon.png

Dr. Torchon is currently working in three clinics as a Podiatrist-Foot Surgeon consultant. She has been working at the Clinique de l'Avenir in Laval since 2011, at the Gatineau Podiatry Clinique since 2017 and at the Opus Clinic in Montreal since 2018. Moreover, since 2019, she has owned and operated a clinic in her home region, that is the Clinique podiatrique de l’Assomption. Furthermore, for the past 8 years, Dr. Torchon has been a Clinical Professor at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR). She also acted as Educational Director for the UQTR podiatric clinic between 2011 and 2017. In 2011, Dr. Torchon began giving lectures on diabetic feet, on various podiatric treatments and foot surgeries. Dr. Torchon has always given back to the community in various ways. For example, since 2013, she has been a volunteer at the Accueil Bonneau, a charity organization that serves homeless people in Montreal and since 2015, she has been a volunteer clinician and head of the UQTR podiatric community clinic for OMHTR residents of low-income households. She has also taken part in several humanitarian expeditions to help different communities around the world and she is Vice President of the Association of Podiatrists Without Borders.

Dr. Émile Carrier, podiatrist

Émile Carrier.jpgDr. Émile Carrier, podiatrist, holds a doctorate in podiatric medicine awarded by the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières in 2019. He’s a member of the Order of podiatrists of Quebec and holds of a radiology license.

During his studies, Dr. Carrier, podiatrist, completed foot surgery internships in various private practices in Greater Montreal and in a hospital wound care center at the Center hospitalier régional de Lanaudière (CHRDL) in Joliette, at the Center regional university affiliated hospital of Trois-Rivières (CHAUR) and at the Hôtel-Dieu du Center hospitalier de l'Université de Sherbrooke (CHUS). Interested in practicing based on scientifically proven facts, he likes to spend his time keeping his knowledge up to date and pushing it further.

Fostering a human approach based on the objectives and reality of his patients, Dr. Carrier, podiatrist, is passionate about popularizing his diagnoses, his treatment plan and his advice. He is recognized by his peers as having excellent clinical judgment and a rigorous diagnostic approach. Biomechanics, that is to say the mechanics of the human body, podo-diabetology and dermatology are fields of podiatric medicine which are of particular interest.

A seasoned road cyclist and inveterate alpine skier, podiatrist Dr. Émile Carrier understands everyone's desire to quickly treat any foot or ankle pain so they can continue to work and enjoy their favorite sports and hobbies. You will find in him a reliable health professional to get relief from your pain.


Dr. Sandra Gendron, podiatrist

photo dre gendron.jpgDr. Sandra Gendron, podiatrist since 2018, is a member of the Ordre des Podiatres du Québec and holds a doctorate in podiatric medicine from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR).

She also holds a certificate in pediatrics, orthopedics, medical imaging and podiatric surgery from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Sandra Gendron participated in various research studies on plantar orthotics and also helped give a practical course on plantar orthotics at UQTR for future podiatrists.

Wanting to offer the most recent and effective treatments for her patients, she continues to improve herself and has a license in radiology and ultrasound of the lower limb.

Having an ease with children, she will listen to them and gain their confidence in order to make them comfortable and to make their visit to the podiatrist pleasant. In addition, she plans to improve her podiatry skills for children in order to provide better care for our young generation.

Passionate about team sports such as soccer and volleyball, she will be happy to team up with you to resolve your pain and answer your questions.

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