Jean R. Piard, MD, is a physician who graduated from University Notre Dame in Haiti. He also earned a Masters degree in public health from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) in Montreal, Canada. He spent three years as the head of the adolescent unit of GHESKIO, a Haitian non-governmental organization (NGO), where he provided comprehensive healthcare to teens infected with HIV/AIDS. He also participated in several vaccine trials as a research clinician under the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN) and National Institute of Health (NIH) initiatives to find a cure for AIDS.
Dr. Piard is widely recognized for his remarkable success in enforcing therapeutic adherence of his patients and his significant contribution to the improved performance of his unit in terms of providing high-quality healthcare and beneficial social services.
Aware of the populational approach and the strategy of prevention and health promotion, he acted as the coordinator of the Health Promotion Hospital (HPH) program by the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Hospital Sainte Justine in Montreal, Canada for five years where he promoted healthy lifestyles among the employees and the patients.
In 2015, Dr. Piard left a promising career in Montreal to answer a higher calling in Port Au Prince, Haiti, to provide the most vulnerable and poorest mothers and children of the society with quality, standardized and comprehensive health services as CEO of the Centre Medical de Delmas (CMD) medical center located in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
After Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in October 2016, he and Lavarice Gaudin, Director of the Institution Mixte de Jeri, organized and conducted several mobile clinics in the south and southwest parts of the country, specifically in the cities of Les Cayes and Camp-Perrin, to provide healthcare and distribute free medicines to the affected populations.
He presently hosts Canal santé, a show on Tele Caraibes 11 (RTVC) in Port Au Prince that focuses on preventive health and health education.