MEET DR. SYLVIE GIROUX
We are excited to introduce our new Concierge Practice Physician, Dr. Sylvie Giroux. Dr. Giroux is dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine. We invite our patients’ friends and family members to schedule an appointment with Dr. Giroux to discuss their medical needs. As always, our goal is to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care and attention possible.
Sylvie-Karine Giroux, MD, FACC
Dr. Giroux is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease as well as in Internal Medicine.
Dr Giroux received her medical degree from Laval University. During medical school, she joined an international medical organization and spent several months in Haiti. The exposure to “Third World Medicine” made her develop a strong sense of empathy and compassion which has characterized her medical practice since then.
After completing her Internal Medicine residency training at McGill University, she was accepted at the renowned Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University for her cardiology fellowship where she received the “Caring Star Award” for the compassion and excellence of the care she provided to the patients.
Dr Giroux has a strong interest for research and participated in multiple research projects in cardiovascular disease including one with the internationally renowned Dr Ramon Brugada. Most recently, while working in Michigan, she has been focusing her interest on heart disease in women and gave multiple talks as well as a TV interview on the subject.
As an avid fan of car racing, Dr Giroux was a member of the Montreal Formula One racing medical team from 2004 to 2008. She also enjoys travelling as well as playing tennis.
Dr Giroux is a second-generation physician, and her passion for medicine was cultivated from a young age. She has a firm belief in the importance of exceptional patient care and communication. Her approach to medicine is patient-centered, ensuring that each patient is treated with the utmost respect and consideration. She is committed to keeping her patients well-informed about their health and treatment options, fostering a collaborative relationship that empowers patients to take an active role in their healthcare.
2010, Cardiovascular Disease, Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
2003, Internal Medicine diploma obtained at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2000-2001, Postgraduate program, cardiovascular pharmacology, Montreal University associated with one year research training at the Montreal Heart Institute Research Center
1999, M.D., Laval University, Quebec, Canada
1994, D.E.C., Health Sciences, Séminaire Saint-Augustin, Quebec, Canada
- Licenciate of the Medical Council of Canada, 2002
- Internal medicine diploma obtained at McGill University, 2003
- Certification of the American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005, recertified 2014
- Certification in internal medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canad,a 2006
- Certification in internal medicine of the Collège des Médecins et Chirurgiens du Québec, 2006
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2006
- Certification of the American Board in Cardiovascular Disease, 2016
- USMLE: Step 1 2012, Step 2 CK 2011, Step 2 CS 2011, Step 3, 2012
- New Mexico MD2012-0790
- Michigan 4301111478
- Florida ME153480
- 2021-2023, Clinical practice as cardiologist, WMH in Sault Ste Marie, MI
- 2021-2023, Echocardiography lab medical director, War Memorial Hospital
- 2018-2021, Clinical practice as cardiologist, UPHS in Marquette, MI
- 2018, Clinical practice as cardiologist, WMH in Sault Ste Marie, MI
- 2017-2018, Echocardiography lab medical director, War Memorial Hospital
- 2017-2018, Cardiac rehabilitation lab medical director, War Memorial Hospital
- 2013-2016, Clinical practice as cardiologist, MMC in Las Cruces, NM
- 2008-2010, Clinical practice as internist consultant and ICU physician at CSSSB, Qc
Giroux SK, Gauthier S, Cusson JR. Pharmacothérapie actuelle et future de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Le Clinicien; December 1998 : p. 96-103.
Giroux R, Giroux SK. Infarctus et artère coronaires normales ou peu lésées : évolution à long terme de sept patients. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2000; 16 : 162-166.
Sirois MG, Giroux SK, Bernatchez PN, Rindt H, Bonan R, Tanguay JF. Efficacy of a local endovascular delivery of PDGFR-β antisense to prevent intimal hyperplasia in a porcine PTCA model. Circulation 2001; 104: II-350
Giroux SK, Cartier R. Atypical presentation of an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery with severe compression between the great vessels. Ann Thorac Surg 2002; 73 : 1636-1638.
Giroux SK, Lizotte E, Tardif JC, Brugada R. Hyperhomocysteinemia determines the severity of the phenotype in a large French Canadian family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genetically transmitted. Can J Cardiol 2007; 23:239-C.
Giroux SK, Labinaz MX, Grisoli D, Klug AP, Veinot JP, Burwash IG. Intermittent, noncyclic dysfunction of a mechanical aortic prosthesis by pannus formation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010 Jan; 231: 107.e1-3.
RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
Coronary Artery Disease and Women, 2018 Newberry, MI and 2019 Sault Ste Marie, MI
TV6 interview on Women and Heart Disease, 2018 Marquette, MI
2018-2023, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Michigan State University
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY AND TRAINING
Research in cardiovascular pharmacology and cardiovascular genetics, laboratory of Dr Martin Sirois and Dr Ramon Brugada at MHI Research Center 2004-2008
Medical student delegated to “World Symposium on Alzheimer disease”, Geneva, Switzerland 1999
Training in third world medicine at Milot, Haiti Winter ‘97
HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Caring Star Award, Georgetown University Hospital 2009
- Honor recognition for Excellence in quality of patient care, CSSSB 2010
- Member of the medical team of the Canadian Grand Prix Formula I 2000-2008
- Member of the medical team of the Montreal NASCAR race 2008
- First-aid volunteer at the Quebec Red Cross 1995-99
- Vice-president of external affairs at the Association of Medical Students at Laval University REMUL 1994-95
- Member of the “Conseil d’Administration de l’Association Générale des étudiants de l’Université Laval CADEUL” as student representative of Medicine Faculty1994-96
Winner of the Regional Junior Tennis Tour of Quebec 1988-89; Winner of the Silver Medal at the Quebec Games, 1990; Awarded Level 2 Instructor by Tennis Canada, 1991
7th Degree Diploma, Piano, Laval University, 1990
Volunteer worker for international relief organization “Collaboration Santé Internationale” C.S.I. 1988-1999