• Thoracic Surgery
• Harvard Medical School - Thoracic Surgery
• University of Massachusetts - Cardiothoracic Surgery
• Boston University - General Surgery PGY 2-5
• University of Montreal - General Surgery PGY 1-2
• McGill University - MD
Dr. Fontaine was born in Montreal, Canada to Lebanese parents. Having been raised in several different countries, he was fortunate enough to become fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. He is an avid traveler and enjoys skiing, scuba diving and cooking.
He received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal. Upon completing his general surgery residency at Boston University, he returned to Canada and participated in a government program to serve as surgeon for a year in a remote rural region of Newfoundland. He then returned to Boston, and in 2006, graduated as chief resident in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital – Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fontaine began his thoracic surgery practice at the University of Montreal He was then recruited to become part of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. He was in charge of developing a thoracic surgery program at one of Brown University's teaching hospitals. This January, Dr. Fontaine joined the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center as full-time assistant member of the Departments of Thoracic; GI Oncology. He also holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada as well as the American College of Surgeons. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Fontaine has a keen interest in thymoma, mesothelioma, lung and esophageal cancers. He has developed an expertise in minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery for malignant diseases of the chest. A firm believer in the multidisciplinary approach and translational research, he continues to participate actively in clinical research projects and surgical outcome initiatives.