Dr. Nicolas Fernandez


Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Committee membership

Standing Committee on Ethics


Recipient of a transplanted kidney in 2008, Nicolas learned to manage his dialysis treatments, both peritoneal and hemodialysis, over a period of eight years. This life transforming experience combined with his academic career in educational research and teaching, allowed Nicolas to develop unique insights into self-management of chronic illness as well as into development of patient self-efficacy. His doctoral thesis was completed in large part during treatment sessions in the dialysis unit of his local hospital.

Nicolas has published in the field of higher education and cognitive science as well as in the field of group development and collaboration. Since 2010, Nicolas has been active in the Direction of Collaboration and Patient Partnership of the CAPHS and contributes regularly to initiatives aimed at integrating patient perspective into training of health professionals and organizational change in clinical settings.

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