Maxime Lê has been a patient advisor at The Ottawa Hospital since 2017. He joined PAN in 2018 hoping to expand his passion for patient engagement and connect with other patient leaders across Canada. Inspired by the work of his board colleagues and the knowledge and experience of fellow PAN members, he joined the Board of Directors with a focus on spearheading PAN’s communications efforts.
Maxime has been involved in a variety of patient-related activities, including the launch of Canada’s 4th OR Black Box, a technology in the operating room which increases patient safety. Otherwise, his other activities as a patient advisor include improving medical and surgical nursing orientation curricula for new nurses from a patient perspective, informing communications on a research project related to universal definition of mesenchymal stem cells, and a project on exploring opioid alternatives during surgeries.
Professionally Maxime is a health and science communications consultant and has worked in federal and municipal public health. Currently, Maxime is (virtually) attending Yale School of Public Health. He holds a Master of Arts in Communication, specializing in Science, Society and Policy from the University of Ottawa since 2021, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences since 2018.