“The long-term success and sustainability of our Foundation relies on a group of talented, energetic and dedicated community leaders, businessmen and health-care professionals who share our vision and support our cause.”

Pasquale Ferraro

Pasquale Ferraro, MD
Chairman of the Board

From the President

In 2004, a small but ambitious Foundation was born. Our mission was clear – to promote research and development in the field of thoracic surgery in Quebec. We had one clear objective, to create three endowed University Chairs, one in each of our three areas of expertise: thoracic oncology, lung transplantation and oesophageal diseases.

Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has been able to rely not only on the support and the unwavering commitment of its donors and sponsors, but also on the involvement of an extraordinary team of healthcare professionals, who act as ambassadors for our cause and support our pursuit of excellence in thoracic surgery.

It is thanks to the unconditional support of each and every one of you, year after year, if our Foundation has achieved its objectives and continues today to provide better patient care, to offer quality education and to perform cutting-edge research.

We want to thank you for making a difference day after day to the success of our Foundation and the pursuit of our mission.

From the Treasurer

“The Foundation has adopted solid management principles geared towards maintaining low operating costs which in turn allows us to distribute the funds almost exclusively to the researchers and their teams. ”

Frank Trombino

Frank Trombino, CPA
Treasurer of the Board

Our Board of Directors

Pasquale Ferraro, MD

Chairman of the Board of the Foundation
Professor, Université de Montréal
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, CHUM

Salvatore Mariani

Vice-chairman of the Board of the Foundation
Director, Scotia Bank

Frank Trombino, CPA

Treasurer of the Board of the Foundation
Managing Partner, Frank Trombino, CPA

André Duranceau, MD

Université de Montréal

Yves Berthiaume, MD

Université de Montréal

Jacques Ferraro, CPA

President of the Finance Committee of the Foundation
Vice President, Finance and Administration, Kildair Services ULC

Joe Marsilii, CPA

Vice President, Finance and Investment
Jolina Capital

Me Monique Mercier

Corporate Director and Administrator
TMX Group, Industrial Alliance,
Innergex, Alamos Gold

Eduardo Minicozzi

Gestion Eduardo Minicozzi Management Inc.

Me Valérie Ménard


Alain Larochelle, Eng.

Country Manager - Canada

The Foundation strongly believes in caring for its patients and their families through a multidisciplinary approach while providing highly specialized and personalized care.
Here are some examples :

largest division of Thoracic Surgery in Canada
medical students, residents or fellows in training annually
lung transplants since the creation of the program
major lung surgeries / year
oesophageal surgeries / year
endoscopic and complex echo-endoscopic procedures / year
academic Thoracic Surgeons
affiliated researchers (CRCHUM, UDM, IRCM)
international research collaborations in thoracic oncology

Our Research Chairs

The Fondation’s primary mission is to promote excellence in clinical care, in education and in research in the field of Thoracic Surgery