Family doctor, Clinic DGB owner and founder of IMEM
After successfully graduating and practicing pharmacy for 5 years, Dr. Geneviève Blackburn M.D., pursued her studies and obtained her diploma in Family Medicine. She worked as an emergency doctor in Montreal, at Verdun Hospital, from 2008 up until recently; a way for her to stay in touch with the essence of her profession.
In the Aesthetic Medical field, her training consisted of courses, seminars and workshops in the cosmetology and anti-aging industry in order to stay informed of the new treatments in this growing field.
Dr Blackbun also has a great interest in teaching. She founded IMEM (Institut de Médecine esthétique de Montréal) in 2013, where she teaches other healthcare professionals the basic and advanced techniques in facial rejuvenation.
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 (Botox Cosmetic®, Cosmetic Dysport®) and fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®).
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