Dr. Franck Molin (1962-2021)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of the members of our close EP community. The CHRS was informed that Dr Franck Molin, adult cardiac electrophysiologist at the "Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec" (Quebec Heart Institute) died at the age of 58.
Dr. Molin did his medical degree in Lille, France and completed his electrophysiology Fellowship at the Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal in 1992. Following a brief return in France, he joined the Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal were he worked as an electrophysiologist specialized in catheter ablation and device implants from 1993-2002. He was chief of the EP laboratory from 1998-2002 and was also on the staff at McGill Hospital from 1997-2002.
In 2002, he joined the staff at the "Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec", where he developed, with his colleagues, the lead extraction, the complex resynchronization, leadless pacemaker and subcutaneous defibrillator programs while performing catheter ablation of arrhythmias and clinical research. He was chief of staff in 2018, and was president of the research ethics board from 2004-2018.
Franck will be missed by his close friends and colleagues in Quebec and by all who knew him across the country. We send our heartfelt condolences to all affected by this tragedy, and salute Franck for his spirit and contributions to the EP family in Canada.
Published February 2021