Dr. Robert Amyot was appointed President, CAE Healthcare in April 2014. Dr. Amyot was previously CAE Healthcare’s Vice President for Medical Programs and Chief Medical Officer, a position he held since January 2012. For two years prior to that, he served as Director of Ultrasound Education for CAE.
In 2006, Dr. Amyot initiated the VIMEDIX project and is the inventor of the first simulator for transthoracic echocardiography to incorporate virtual reality technology. He cofounded VIMEDIX Virtual Medical Imaging Training Systems, which was acquired by CAE Healthcare in January of 2010. The CAE VIMEDIX ultrasound simulator is now used in leading medical centres around the world, including the Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
A cardiologist echocardiographer, Dr. Amyot graduated from Université de Montréal in 1992 with a degree in medicine. He completed his residency at the Université de Montréal, and subsequently gained fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine in 1995 and in cardiology in 1996. In 2007, he was promoted to associate professor of medicine at the Université de Montréal. He has published more than 60 book chapters, abstracts and articles, and has been involved as an investigator in more than 30 clinical trials, mostly in the field of echocardiography.