We often talk about Doctor Serge Yacoub, the Orthodontist Specialist, the owner of ORTHO CITÉ, however, we rarely talk about the man.
I met him in a one-on-one meeting to know a little bit more about “Mister Smile”; he kindly accepted to answer a fun questionnaire that unveils his personality.
Dr. Yacoub, we want to know more about you. May I ask you personal questions?
Yes of course. My pleasure!
Tell us a bit about you and your childhood.
I come from a modest family. We are three children. I have two older sisters. I grew up in Saint-Léonard, I attended Jean-Eudes College, as well as the Cegep Maisonneuve. After Cegep, I attended the University of Montreal.
You are married?
Indeed. I met my wife at university. We have been together for the past 20 years.
You are also a dad, aren’t you?
Yes, I have two beautiful children: a girl and a boy. We are lucky because they are both healthy!
Tell us a little bit about being a husband and a dad?
I am a family man; it is an important value for me. I like our outings and our family trips; it creates beautiful memories. I also try to be present and to get involved in the activities of my children.
What is your zodiac sign?
Why this question? Lol I was born in January, therefore a Capricorn…
Just to laugh and to draw a generic profile. So, Capricorn… hum? A hard worker, a perfectionist?
Yes, I admit it.
What is your life philosophy and why?
To opt for a great attitude and a smile every day. Why? Because your attitude is a matter of choice. A positive look on life keeps us in action, while a negative look often sets us in a reaction mode… We must be in control of our life.
Share with us your main values:
Authenticity is an important value, I like commitment in everything, I believe in family. Respect is a crucial value.
Do you support a cause?
Yes, I believe in philanthropy. I am an advocate for the Noeudvembre cause dedicated to help fight against prostate cancer. I also donate to the Dr. Clown Annual Campaign. I sponsor patients in their activities (skating, soccer, weightlifting), as well as Foundations, Associations and Schools.
What are your passions?
I like traveling, cooking, fashion, good wine… amongst other things.
What is your favorite season and why?
Summer for the sun, the heat and the outdoor activities.
What genre of music do you listen to?
Seriously, I enjoy a variety of music. It goes from Pop to Jazz to Soul to Rock to Reggae! I choose my music according to the occasion.
That’s all, Dr. Yacoub. Thank you for taking the time to answer this questionnaire for the benefit of our patients and readers!
Interview: Johanne Picard, Operations Manager Photo Credit: Paul Doumit, Photographer