Dr Racine completed his Medical Degree at the Université de Montréeal, his Cardiology at McGill University and his Intensive Care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is Full Professor of medicine at the Université de Montréal. He was the Program Director of the Adult Cardiology Training Program at the Université de Montréal from 2001 to 2006. He was Head of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at the Montreal Institute from 2006 to 2014 and is presently the Program Director of the Heart Transplant and ventricular assist device program at the Montreal Heart Institute.
Dr Racine was the first President of the Société Québécoise d’insuffisance cardiaque from 2003 to 2008. He is the present Chair of the Réseau québécois de cardiologie tertiaire (RQCT), an advisory committee for the Ministry of Health of the Province of Quebec since 2012.
Dr Racine remains very active in clinical activities and research in the field of heart failure and transplantation at the Montreal Heart Institute. He has been involved as Principal Investigator for numerous trials as well as co-investigator in multiple other heart failure trials.