Administrative team

The clinique ovo is proud to build on the expertise of its team of over 150 employees passionate about their respective fields. They combine expertise, experience and leadership to work together a
round a common goal: to provide the best possible service to patients.


Executive management

Jeffrey l. Friedman

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey l. Friedman

Jeffrey Friedman is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of corporate CFO experience. He started his career and worked as a public accountant for 6 years before he made his way towards industry. He is an experienced entrepreneur and a financial leader who drives corporate initiatives to enhance productivity and profitability. He has had a diversified career including owner and CFO of Marimac, a licensed bedding manufacturer, VP Finance in the clothing industry at Corwik Clothing (Dahlia ladies wear) and more recently Parasuco Jeans. Jeff started at clinique ovo in 2008 as President Director General. In 2019, he became the Chief Financial Officer of the ovo group. 
Jeffrey Friedman graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Finances in 1980. He completed his Diploma of Chartered Accounting at the McGill University in 1983 and his C.A. degree with the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec in 1984. 

Jeffrey Friedman has been a co-chairman for Maccabi Canada Fundraising, an active board member for School and Community Committees and served as president for the Montreal and Lakeshore Interclub Tennis League for many years. He has made presentations at Vanier College Career Fairs and Montreal and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Fairs. He served on the board of the Apparel Manufacturing Institute of Quebec. Jeffrey most recently was the assistant coach for the 2013 Maccabi Canadian men’s and ladies under 18 tennis team competing in Israel in July. 

Jeffrey Friedman is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) where he is currently Treasurer of the ASIG (Administrative Special Interest Group).

    Chloé Plénet

    Director of Communications

    Chloé Plénet

    Chloé Plénet studied marketing and communications in France. Over the next 5 years, she worked for different medical companies in France as a marketing and project manager.

    Upon arriving in Quebec, she worked for 5 years in the service industry as a marketing director before joining the Clinique ovo in July 2018. Chloé is in charge of the image of the clinic as well as internal and external communications.

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        clinique ovo montreal

        All services offered
        8000, boul. Décarie,
        Montreal Qc H4P 2S4

        ovo fertility
        office 100 & 200
        Business hours:
        Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4pm
        Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 8am to 2:30pm
        Call center schedule:
        Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm
        Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12pm
        ovo elle
        bureau 600
        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
        ovo cryo
        Monday to Wed. 8am to 5pm
        Thursday 8am to 6pm
        Friday 8am to 5pm
        Saturday 9am to 3pm
        Appointments :
        Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
        Thursday 9am to 4pm
        Saturday 9am to 2:30pm
        ovo biosurance
        office 600
        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
        ovo labo
        office 600
        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
        ovo prenatal
        office 600
        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
        ovo r&d
        office 600
        Monday to Friday 7:15am to 5pm

        clinique ovo rive-sud

        3141, boul. Taschereau,
        Greenfield Park Qc J4V 2H2

        ovo fertility – some services offered
        office 410
        Business hours:
        Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4pm
        Call center schedule:
        Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm
        Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12pm
        ovo prenatal – some services offered
        office 420
        Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm
        ovo labo – some services offered
        office 420
        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

        clinique ovo quebec

        ovo prenatal – some services offered
        2600 Boul. Laurier, suite 295,
        Quebec Qc G1V 4T3


        Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

        clinique ovo rive-nord

        ovo prenatal – Prenatal screening
        1000 Montée des Pionniers,
        Terrebonne QC J6V 1S8


        Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm

        clinique Echo-medic

        Ovo prenatal – some services

        1575, boul. de l’Avenir, suite 110,
        Laval Qc H7S 2N5
        t. 1.877.664.3246
        Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm
        Friday 7:30am to 3pm
        20865, chemin de la Côte Nord, suite 201
        Boisbriand Qc J7E 4H5
        t. 1.877.664.3246
        Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4pm
        Friday 8am to 3pm

        Soins de santé du nord

        Ovo prenatal – some services

        742 rue de la Madone
        Mont-Laurier Qc J9L 1S9
        t. 819.440.2024
        On appointment
        Montreal and South-Shore: t. 514.798.2000
        Quebec: t. 418.425.0128
        f. 514.798.2001
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      Amel Ouessai

      Director of Operations, ovo fertility

        Isabelle Lapointe

        Director of Nursing, ovo fertility

          Simon Phillips

          Scientific Director and Chief Embryologist, ovo fertility


          Simon Phillips graduated in 1992 from the University of Plymouth in England. He completed his training at the Hallam Medical Center, London, in the laboratory of Professor Robert Edwards. Following training on all aspects of clinical embryology, he obtained the necessary licence to practice intracytoplasmic sperm injections in the UK. Then in 2008 he obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds. He is certified by the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society as an Embryology Laboratory Director.

          He agreed to continue his career in MontreaI in 1997 as senior embryologist at the McGill Reproductive Center. His wide experience in the field of embryology includes in vitro maturation, ovarian cryopreservation and embryo biopsy.

          Simon is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. He was a member of the CFAS ART Lab SIG Professional Standards, the sub-committee responsible for the creation of Canadian national standards for ART laboratory professionals in the field of medically assisted procreation.

          He is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the Research Centre in Animal Reproduction at the University of Montreal and is a member of the teaching faculty for the Fellowship programme in Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

          He is part of the team of specialists as chief embryologist and director of the ovo clinical laboratories as well as the Scientific and Operations director of ovo cryo.

            Cynthia Fortin

            Director of ovo labo, ovo biosciences and Business Development

              Marion Vivien

              Director of Operations, ovo r&d et ovo academy

              Marion Vivien

              Marion Vivien completed her pharmacy studies in France and also obtained a master's degree in the field of clinical research and drug development in 2012.

              She began her career at SERVIER laboratories in Paris as project manager.

              She coordinated the activities of an ongoing clinical study on Alzheimer's disease (15 countries, 700 participants) for 2.5 years. Her duties consisted of following study activities such as the management of CROs participating in the study (central laboratory, IVRS, questionnaires...), recruitment, adverse events... She was the point of contact for local project leaders during the study.

              Afterwards, Marion specialized in CRO management for study start-ups, monitoring and clinical trial closures. Her tasks involved the coordination and delegation of various activities such as drawing up the specifications, monitoring budgets, performing the necessary training for the study personnel involved, updating SOPs...

              After relocating to Quebec in May 2016, Marion Vivien joined clinique ovo as the assistant to the ovo r&d director. In 2017, Marion Vivien becomes the director of operations of ovo r&d and ovo academy.