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Rena LaFrance

MEMBER SINCE: Apr 24, 2013
LAST UPDATED: Nov 07, 2016

PROFILE: Dr. Rena LaFrance is lead physician of the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is also the Medical Director for Pediatric Chronic Disease ( province wide services) in the Primary Health Care Portfolio for Alberta Health Services.

Dr. LaFrance received her first 3 degrees including two bachelors degrees in microbiology and medicine as well as her M.D at the University of Manitoba. She completed her 5 year residency in psychiatry where she spent time studying eating disorders, at the University of Alberta. She then obtained her FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada). She has been in clinical practice within pediatric bariatric medicine for 10 years. She hopes to prevent future disease in children and their family members by focusing on the biological, psychological and social determinants of weight. Her other related work includes treatment and support for pediatrics patients at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton Canada since 2006 where she sees children with a variety of conditions including, diabetes, cardiac transplant, cancer, migraine/pain and epilepsy. She is also academically affiliated with the University of Alberta as an assistant clinical professor, department of psychiatry and an adjunct assistant clinical professor, department of pediatrics.

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Inst./Company Alberta Health Services
Position Medical Director Pediatric Chronic Disease Integration Medical Lead PCWH Misericordia
Province AB
Country Canada
Category Physician
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 13734

Rena LaFrance


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