Nathalie Duchesne

Breast Radiologist, Hopital du Saint-Sacrement, Quebec City
Academic Clinical Associate Professor, Laval University, Quebec City


Dr. Nathalie Duchesne has been working in breast imaging and intervention since 1996, is now Breast radiologist at Hopital du Saint-Sacrement in Quebec city. She is Academic Clinical Associate Professor at Universite Laval in Quebec City.


Nathalie received her Medical Doctorate in 1990 and her Diagnostic Radiology postgraduate degree in 1995, both from University Laval, Quebec City. She has performed rotations in university hospitals both in Australia and The Netherlands, and worked on a fellowship program in interventional MRI and bone tumors at Harvard University. The latter was completed in breast imaging at the Universite de Montreal. She also holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology.


Dr. Duchesne's main clinical and research interests include breast biopsy tool development, minimally-invasive therapy, as well as new types of breast imaging and cancer detection. She is a pioneer in vacuum-assisted breast biopsy, having done many world and Canadian premieres for various devices. She is an internationally known speaker having given numerous national and international conferences, with a track record of publications in the areas of breast imaging and intervention. She has lectured in the Breast Imaging and Intervention Series (2001-2003). She is a member of various international scientific societies, and has received many awards from her peers, such as the Young Radiologist Investigator Award of the Year for 2005 by the Canadian Association of Radiologists, and the 2008 Personality of the Year in Radiology from the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie / Association des Radiologistes du Québec for her personality, scientific contribution, and humanitarian work.


Dr. Nathalie Duchesne is the founder and Director of The Breast Practices, organizing the now world famous interdisciplinary The Breast Course and The Breast Days. Through these courses, more than 2,000 physicians from 61 countries have received teaching, contributing to the improvement of breast and women's health worldwide.