Étienne Fortin-Pellerin, MD, FRCPC, M.Sc.

Louis-Charles Fortier

Mother & Child Axis
Centre de recherche du CHUS

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics | Division of Neonatology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke

Contact Information
Phone | 819 346-1110 ext. 70564

E-Mail | etienne.fortin-pellerin@USherbrooke.ca


Research Relevance

Dr Fortin-Pellerin works with a neonatal ovine model to develop clinical indications of total liquid ventilation in collaboration with the INOLIVENT research group from the Université de Sherbrooke. His main focus is on treatment of the respiratory distress of the extremely premature infant. He uses invasive and non-invasive methodologies to study liquid ventilation impacts on the cardiovascular system in order to refine ventilation techniques.


Dr Fortin-Pellerin also has a research collaboration at the University of Alberta where he is studying the impact of early neonatal maturation of the cardiovascular system on the tolerance to tachycardia, using a neonatal porcine model. 

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Representative Achievements

  • Fortin-Pellerin E, Khoo NS, Mills L, Coe JY, Serrano-Lomelin J, Cheung PY, Hornberger LK: Postnatal neonatal myocardial adaptation is associated with loss of tolerance to tachycardia: a simultaneous invasive and noninvasive assessment. American journal of physiology Heart and circulatory physiology 2016, 310(5):H598-607.


Know-How & Opportunities for Collaboration


  • Large animal experimentations
  • Expert in neonatal resuscitation and transition to extra-uterine life transition
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Echocardiography




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