President, CAE Healthcare
Dr. Robert Amyot was appointed President, CAE Healthcare in
April 2014. Dr. Amyot was previously CAE Healthcare's Vice
President for Medical Programs and Chief Medical Officer, a
position he held since January 2012. For two years prior to that,
he served as Director of Ultrasound Education for CAE.
In 2006, Dr. Amyot initiated the VIMEDIX project and is the
inventor of the first simulator for transthoracic echocardiography
to incorporate virtual reality technology. He cofounded VIMEDIX
Virtual Medical Imaging Training Systems, which was acquired by CAE
Healthcare in January of 2010. The CAE VIMEDIX ultrasound simulator
is now used in leading medical centres around the world, including
the Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and
Massachusetts General Hospital.
A cardiologist echocardiographer, Dr. Amyot graduated from
Université de Montréal in 1992 with a degree in medicine. He
completed his residency at the Université de Montréal, and
subsequently gained fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians
and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine in 1995 and in
cardiology in 1996. In 2007, he was promoted to associate professor
of medicine at the Université de Montréal. He has published more
than 60 book chapters, abstracts and articles, and has been
involved as an investigator in more than 30 clinical trials, mostly
in the field of echocardiography.