Isabelle Leclerc graduated from medical school at the University of Montreal in 1991 and in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism in 1995 and 1996. She trained and as a scientist at the University René Descartes in Paris, France, where she obtained a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2001. She briefly came back to Canada after her PhD to learn about islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes in Edmonton but moved back to England to pursue a research career, firstly at the University of Bristol and then at Imperial College London. Her research focused on pancreatic islet beta-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. During that period in the UK she kept clinically active in outpatients’ diabetes clinics at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals in London. She moved back to Montreal in 2021 and currently hold a position of “Professeure Titulaire de Clinique” in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal. She reactivated her licence to practice medicine with the Collège des Médecins du Québec and joined the LMC in October 2022.