Dr. François SESTIER graduated from medical school in Nancy, France, 1967, where he obtained certification in cardiology, pneumology, occupational medicine and aeronautical medicine. In Canada, since 1973, he obtained a Quebec certification in cardiology (CSPQ), and a fellowship in cardiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPc); he also obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine (McGill, 1977), and a post-graduate diploma in medico-legal expertise (University of Montreal, 2019). He is staff cardiologist at CHUM, Montreal. Dr. Sestier is medical director of Quebec Blue Cross since 1985, Canassurance/Canassistance since 1990 and has been medical director and vice-president of OptimumRe 2002-2018é. He has been medical officer for PartnerRe 2019-2021. He obtained his American Board of Insurance Medicine (1995), and his American Board of Independent Medical Examiner (2011). Dr. Sestier is a past president of CLIMOA (1996-1997 and 2017-2018), the Canadian Life and health Medical Officer Association, past-president of CSME (2011-2013), the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, and past president (2010-2012) of AIDC, the world association of medical experts); he is Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal, and past director of the bilingual program of Insurance and Medicolegal Expertise at University of Montreal (January 1999-April 2018). As a medical expert, Dr. Sestier has been hired as an expert across Canada and in the United States. He has been an expert in the domain of disability insurance, life insurance, critical illness insurance and travel insurance. He is also an expert for life expectancy and work life expectancy calculation. He has been hired as an expert by RRQ, CSST, SAAQ, lawyers and insurance companies, or by the plaintiff side against these companies. He testified several times at CLP, TAQ, TAT and Superior or Federal Courts in Quebec and Ontario. He has been involved for more than 35 years in many medical liability lawsuits, hired by both plaintiff and defence lawyers. Dr. Sestier published in 2020 a textbook in French, on how to write an IME in the province of Quebec (Thomson Reuters-ISBN ISBN 978-2-89730-662-5).
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