Dr. Geneviève Blackburn was born in Montreal in 1978. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal in 2006 and is a general practitioner.
Had it not been for the major reform of the Quebec health system in 2015, she might still be providing emergency care to patients of the Verdun Hospital in Montreal.
However, the reforms were too radical for her to continue in her position, so, in 2016, after eight years as an emergency physician, Dr. Blackburn decided to move on and devote herself entirely to her eponymous medical aesthetic clinic, which she had founded a few years earlier, in July 2009.
She was only six years old when she first felt, without exactly knowing why, she wanted to work in this field. Having turned 40 in 2018, she is now part of a generation of aesthetic medicine specialists who, thanks to their leadership and vision, are constantly working to improve the practice so that patients are the main beneficiaries in the end.
The establishment of a school
In December 2013, Dr. Blackburn founded the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal out of passion, but also with the aim of fostering precision within her profession.
Through her courses, she endeavours to impart the best medical aesthetic practices as well as introduce the most advanced techniques in aesthetics along with expert knowledge of anatomy, skin-ageing principles, and knowledge about product chemistry.
She had first completed a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist for nearly five years before starting medical school.
In recent years, Dr. Blackburn has shared her experience and expertise, as well as her artistic sensibility and nurturing characteristics (as she is a mother) with no fewer than 200 various health professionals, including radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, and nurses.
Dr. Blackburn is a member of the Collège des Médecins du Québec, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Geneviève Blackburn, general practitioner, instructor, and founder of the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal and the DGB Clinic, located in the heart of Old Montreal
DR V.W. PAPANASTASIOU
After having graduated from McGill School of Medicine in 1979 and getting certified in plastic surgery in 1986, Dr Papanastasiou went on to pursue his studies and obtained a Master's in Microvascular surgery. He specializes in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. A leader in his field, he holds the coveted position of Clinical Lecturer at McGill University, training medical students and plastic surgery residents, as well as teaching advanced surgical techniques to fellow plastic surgeons.
Dr. Papanastasiou has been a pioneer in the advancement of plastic surgery; he was the first surgeon to introduce the Smartlipo technology to Montreal, to practice liposculpture by syringe and minimally invasive endoscopic breast augmentation by small underarm incision. For all of these reasons, we are proud to offer you access to Dr. Papanastasiou's vast professional expertise and cutting-edge work here at Clinic DGB.
SPECIALTIES OF DR. WILLIAM PAPANASTASIOU IN PLASTIC SURGERY FOR THE MONTREAL REGION:
Breast implants; removal and change of implants; lifts and reduction for women and for men; facelifts; rhinoplasty (nose surgery); tummy tuck (abdominoplasty); liposuction; Smartlipo; under eye bags or drooping eyelids (blepharoplasty).
Medical degree MD completed at University of Montreal in 2009.
Completed her general surgical residency at the CHUM and Sacré-Coeur hospital, Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital and board certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2014.
Moved to Paris to complete a fellowship in breast oncoplastic surgery at l’Institut du Sein de Paris with Dr. Krishna Clough, key opinion leader in breast surgery.
Obtained a breast reconstruction surgery training diploma from Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris, the largest cancer center in Europe.
Cherkaoui is currently a general surgeon at Lasalle hospital, Montreal.
Her desire to help patients feel better about themselves is not limited to those with cancer.
On her return to Montreal, after completing her fellowship training in one of the best breast reconstruction clinics in Paris, her passion for aesthetic medicine led Dr. Cherkaoui to undertake medico-aesthetic training on products such as botulinum toxin (Cosmetic Dysport®, Botox Cosmetic®) and fillers (Restylane®, Juvederm®).
Dr. Cherkaoui is always on the lookout for new technologies in aesthetic medicine and is actively participating in international conferences and training such as the revolutionary approach of Dr. Mauricio Di Maio of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on beauty at the heart of the program. MD Leaders & Visionary Codes.
Dr. Cherkaoui has joined the team of Dr. Geneviève Blackburn at the DGB clinic, which since 2009 has been committed to making patients feel better about themselves.
Starting at a young age, she was already inspiring her loved ones; family and friends with design ideas, new looks and healthy eating habits, always planning everyone’s next make over. After having completed her studies in interior design, Vicky navigates between fashion, design, meanwhile teaching yoga, for approximately two decades.
Woman and mother who is guided by her intuition, in her presence you risk finding yourself absorbed in the present moment! Her path crossed Dr. Blackburn’s exactly when conquering new and exciting professional endeavours were her next goal. Being a crucial part of the team since 2014, the DGB Clinic and the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal represent a part of her daily challenges.
You have a problem; consult her, she will solve it by your side, and you will leave feeling “inspired”…!
BScN, Nurse Injector
Camille holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Université de Montréal. She first established her practice and worked for almost two years as a clinical nurse in the field of cardiology before crossing paths with Dr. Blackburn.
She always knew that she wanted to work in the field of aesthetic medicine. For this reason, she took, among other courses, the injectables course with the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Montreal in order to broaden her knowledge of the various aesthetic medical treatments that are currently available. This is when Camille became passionate about aesthetic medicine. Later, she had the opportunity to take follow-up courses with Dr. Blackburn, a leading instructor in her field of expertise in Quebec.
Her desire to help others led her to the nursing profession. Camille then found her calling in aesthetic medicine. Her curiosity and attention to detail are expressed through her sensitive and humane approach. She is the nurse you will want to see for your care and treatment at DGB Clinic!