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Les Cours Medical Centre

Introduction - Our team

Les Cours Medical associates itself with medical experts, all leading specialists in their respective fields.  We are proud to be the home to some of Montreal’s top rated internists, plastic surgeons, urogynaecologists, orthopedists, bariatric specialists, endocrinologists, psychologists, medical doctors, dentists, medical aestheticians and health care specialists.’

Our team

Dr. George Bochi


With more than 20 years of experience and a background in surgery, Dr. Bochi is one of the most experienced podiatrists and foot surgeons in Montreal. He treats highly complex foot and ankle problems in patients of all ages.

Dr. Bochi received his degree in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His is currently a member in good standing with Ordre des Podiatres du Quebec, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and the Board of Podiatric Medicine of the State of California.

Dr. David Cohen

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Cohen graduated from the Faculté de Chirurgie-Dentaire de Paris V. With almost two decades of experience, he is an expert in his field and provides the best oral care to his patients. He is an excellent advisor and favours a trust-based, professional relationship with his patients and colleagues. His passion for food and photography brought him to travel across the globe. He also regularly plays his favorite instrument, the guitar.

Dr. Myrna Naman

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Naman is the head of Dental Surgery at the Centre Dentaire Les Cours. She is involved in several associations and is also Clinical Instructor at McGill University and Université de Montréal. Her specialties include wisdom teeth extractions as well as implants. Dr. Naman is greatly appreciated by her patients for her softness and meticulousness. During her spare time she enjoys gastronomy, taking opera classes and practices several sports.

Dr. Hany William


Dr. Michel Gagner

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Gagner obtained his M.D. from the Faculté de Medecine de l’Université de Sherbrooke. He did his surgical training at McGill University in Montreal. During his residency he completed two years of a Ph.D. program on human lipolysis in sepsis at the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University. Dr. Gagner also completed fellowships in hepatic surgery at Hôpital Villejuif in Paris, France and pancreatico-biliary surgery at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Dr. Gagner is known for his contributions in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery, in particular a number of first descriptions of surgeries. He was, until recently, Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami) and Professor of Surgery at Florida International University, and is currently Professor of Surgery in Montreal.

He has over 300 published journal articles, 40 book chapters, and eight books on minimally invasive surgery. He has been visiting professor and operated in over 60 institutions in 48 countries. He has held prominent positions in more than 35 societies and organizations, and has served on the editorial boards of 12 surgical journals.

Dr. Gagner also has received a number of honorary memberships and awards throughout his career. His most recent contributions focus on innovative upper digestive tract surgery such as bariatric and endoluminal gastric procedures.

Dr. Dominique Garrel


Dr. Garrel is an obesity treatment specialist and expert in the endocrinology of weight and eating disorders. He has experience in a wide range of obesity treatment options and works with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat obesity with medicine, cognitive-behaviour therapy, nutrition, exercise, pharmacotherapy and surgery.

Dr. Garrel is a faculty member in the Dept. of Nutrition at the Université de Montréal as well as endocrinologist at the Hôtel-Dieu and the IRCM. He has also recently published a book reviewing the causes, effects and treatment options for obesity.

Dr. Steven Stotland


Dr. Stotland trained as a clinical psychologist to identify and treat mental/emotional disorders. He has always been interested in the concept of “mental health” as it relates to the bigger concept of “health” and considering the relation between psychological and physical health or ill-health.

Dr. Stotland received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and is a Professeur Accredité in the Dept. of Nutrition at the Université de Montréal and an Assistant Professor (Professional) in the Dept. of Psychology at McGill University.

He is continuing work on a comprehensive model of behaviour change, while offering treatments for a wide range of behavioural and health related problems to adolescents and adults.

Dr. Andrew Gyopar


Dr. Gyopar holds a Ph. D. in General Surgery from the University of McGill. He has been practicing general surgery for 20 years and venology (phlebology) for 10 years. He is also currently the Director of Surgery at the Hôpital Anna-Laberge in Chateauguay.

With his team of specialists, he offers vein therapy programs that are personalized for the needs of each patient from injectables (sclerotherapy) to surgical treatments.

Dr. Yalon Dolev

Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr. Dolev, MD, is a Head and Neck Surgeon who also specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Dolev completed his undergraduate degree in Physiology with a minor in the Social Studies of Medicine. He then received his MD degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Fascinated by the intricate anatomy of the head and neck, he continued on to complete his residency at McGill University’s Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery program. He then went on to complete a Fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

During his training, Dr. Dolev gained a better appreciation for the artistry and creativity involved in both the cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His training in both Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provide Dr. Dolev with an intimate understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck and all of the complex conditions that affect it. This provides him with the unique ability to safely and comprehensively treat functional, aesthetic and reconstructive conditions.

Dr. Omar Fouda-Neel

Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Fouda-Neel is a Board Certified Surgeon whose main focus is on building relationships with patients through listening and open communication. His consultations are educational and informative, and freely explore patients’ hopes, fears, issues and expectations.


After completing his plastic surgery training at the McGill University Residency Training Program, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada.

He went on to further his expertise by pursuing three different fellowships in breast and facial surgery in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba and in Montreal at McGill University while completing a Master’s Degree in Health Management at McGill. He then joined the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University as a plastic surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery and has been practicing in Montreal ever since.


Dr. Fouda-Neel uses proven, modern techniques to enhance the beauty and confidence of of his patients. His expertise spans all aspects of Aesthetic Surgery including Breast and Facial Surgical and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation. He also believes that plastic surgery is not right for everyone and is not the best solution for every problem. He prides himself in giving his patients all the facts to help them make the decision that’s right for them.

Dr. Arie Benchetrit

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Benchetrit is a certified Plastic Surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery and lasers. He graduated from medical school at the Université de Montreal and then attended McGill University where he completed his specialty training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He has been in practice as a Plastic Surgeon in Pointe Claire since 1990, and is on staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American and Canadian Societies of Plastic Surgeons and the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society.

Dr. Benchetrit is recognized as a leading expert in the field of cosmetic surgery and cutting-edge procedures, and has presented on these subjects at scientific meetings in North America and Asia. He has also been featured in this capacity on several Canadian and American news networks, including a recent appearance on “Good Morning America.”

Dr. Carlos Cordoba

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cordoba is a highly trained certified Plastic Surgeon. He owns a successful private practice in Plastic, Cosmetic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and overseeing the training of the next generation of specialists in Plastic Surgery at the Hôpital Notre-Dame.

He earned both his MD and his specialization in Plastic Surgery from McGill University. Subsequently he completed two post-doctoral fellowships in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paris, France and then in Mexico City.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

His approach to Plastic, Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery focuses on enhancing his patients’ natural beauty, with the aim to enhance the appearance of health and dynamism.

Dr. Jens-Erik Walter


Dr. Walter studied at the University of British Columbia where both undergraduate and graduate (Master’s program) training were obtained in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics.  He obtained his medical degree from UBC and completed an Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency at McGill University, during which he received the Eric and Jane Molson award for excellence in research.

He then completed a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in 2007 in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery and Advanced Pelvic Endoscopy.

Dr. Walter was recruited to McGill in 2008 as Director of the Urogynecology division. He is a reviewer for the JOGC and serves as co-Chair of the SOGC Sub-Committee on Urogynaecology.

Dr. Lisa Merovitz

Obstetrician Gynecologist

Dr. Lisa Merovitz is an Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in Urogynecology and

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIS).

She is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill

University and is currently situated at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Merovitz went to Medical school at Queen’s University, Kingston. She subsequently completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Toronto and went on to complete a fellowship in Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto.

Dr. Mireille Anawati

Internal Medicine specialist

Dr. Anawati is an Internal Medicine specialist from the United States who has been practicing in Montreal for nearly a year and will soon be accepting consults at Les Cours Medical Center.

She received her M.D. from University of Hawaii, then completed residency and training in Internal Medicine at the University of California – San Diego. Thereafter, she worked as faculty at the University of Vermont Medical Center primarily as a hospitalist for several years.

She now works in outpatient clinics in Montreal and sees consultations from various subspecialties of medicine including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Respirology, Preventative Health, Geriatrics, Endocrinology, Peri-operative medicine and Infectious Disease.

She thrives on providing exceptional patient care and finds reward in educating her patients and working together with other physicians in a multi-disciplinary team model. She speaks English and Spanish fluently, and is currently studying French.

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