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Faculty

Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Jonathan Howlett

Jonathan Howlett

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Past President, Canadian Heart Failure Society
Calgary, AB
See Biography
Mansoor Husain

Mansoor Husain

MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Executive Director, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Director, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Serge Lepage

Serge Lepage

MD, FRCPC, CSPQ
Full Professor
Director, Heart Function Clinic
Department of cardiology
Université de Sherbrooke
Past President, Quebec Heart Failure Society
Sherbrooke, QC
See Biography

Planning Committee Members

Carolina Alba

Carolina Alba

MD
Clinician-scientist
Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant
Toronto General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Sarah Bowdin

Sarah Bowdin

BM, M.Sc., MRCPCH (UK)
Physician, Clinical and Metabolic Genetics and Division of Cardiology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Genetic Medicine
Project Investigator, SickKids Research Institute
Scientific Lead, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Mark Chandy

Mark Chandy

MD, PhD, FRCPC
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Stanford University (now)
University of Toronto (past)
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (past)
Stanford, Calif.
See Biography
John Floras

John S. Floras

MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FCAHS
Deputy Physician-in-Chief
Mount Sinai Hospital
Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cardiovascular Biology
Research Director
University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital Division of Cardiology
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Karen Harkness

Karen Harkness

RN, PhD, CCN(C), CHFN
Clinical Lead, Cardiac Care Network
Assistant Clinical Professor
McMaster University
Nurse Clinician, Heart Function Clinic
Hamilton, ON
See Biography
Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Division of Cardiology
Director, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Fellowship Program
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Eileen O’Meara

Eileen O’Meara

MD
Cardiologist
Associate professor of medicine
Université de Montréal
Montreal Heart Institute
Montreal, QC
See Biography
Vivek Rao

Vivek Rao

MD, MSc, PhD, FRCSC
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Munk Chair in Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics
Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Craig Simmons

Craig Simmons

PhD PEng FCSME
Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology
Director, Translational Biology and Engineering Program
University of Toronto
Scientific Lead, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Shelley Zieroth

Shelley Zieroth

MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Section of Cardiology
Director, SBH Heart Failure and Transplant Clinics
Head, Medical Heart Failure Program
WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Winnipeg, MB
See Biography

Faculty

Mitesh Badiwala

Mitesh V. Badiwala

MD, PhD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Toronto
Staff Cardiovascular Surgeon
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Shoumo Bhattacharya

Shoumo Bhattacharya

MD, MSc, FRCP, FESC, FMedSci
BHF Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
Oxford, UK
See Biography
Burns Blaxall

Burns Blaxall

PhD, FAHA, FACC, FAPS
Director, Translational Science
Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati, OH
See Biography
Douglas Bradley

Douglas Bradley

MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Division of Respirology and Godfrey S. Pettit Chair in Respiratory Medicine
University of Toronto
Clifford Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research
University Health Network Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Joseph Cafazzo

Joseph Cafazzo

PhD PEng
Lead, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
Senior Director, Medical Engineering & Healthcare Human Factors, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Karen Christman

Karen Christman

PhD, FAHA
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Associate Dean for Students
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California
San Diego, CA
See Biography
Xavier Clemente Casares

Xavier Clemente Casares

PhD
Banting Fellow
Dr. Slava Epelman Lab
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Jillianne Code

Jillianne Code

PhD
President & Co-founder
HeartLife Foundation
Associate Professor of Education
University of Victoria
Heart Failure Survivor, Heart Transplant Recipient
Victoria, BC
See Biography
Kim Connelly

Kim A. Connelly

MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Director, Krembil Stem Cell Facility
St. Michael’s Hospital
President, Canadian Society for Cardiac MRI
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Catherine Demers

Catherine Demers

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor (FT)
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
See Biography
Hisham Dokainish

Hisham Dokainish

MD, FRCPC, FASE, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
McMaster University
Principal Investigator, Population Health Research Institute
Director of Heart Failure Services,
Director of Medical Diagnostic Units & Echocardiography
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, ON
See Biography
Anique Ducharme

Anique Ducharme

MD, MSc, FRCP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Université de Montréal
Director, Heart Failure Clinic
Montreal Heart Institute
Research Centre
Montreal, QC
See Biography
Jason Dyck

Jason Dyck

PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
See Biography
Justin Ezekowitz

Justin A. Ezekowitz

MB BCh, MSc
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Co-Director of Canadian VIGOUR Centre
Cardiologist
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Edmonton, AB
See Biography
Nowell Fine

Nowell M. Fine

MD, SM, FRCPC
Director of Echocardiography
Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiac Sciences
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
See Biography
Nadia Giannetti

Nadia Giannetti

MDCM, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program
Chief, Division of Cardiology
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC
See Biography
Anthony Gramolini

Anthony Gramolini

PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Principal investigator, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Translational Biology and Engineering Program
Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta

MD, FRCPC
Staff Cardiologist
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga, ON
See Biography
Osami Honjo

Osami Honjo

MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Staff Cardiovascular Surgeon
The Hospital for Sick Children
Surgical Director
SickKids Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support
Co-medical director
SickKids Tissue Laboratory
Associate scientist
SickKids Research Institute
Toronto, ON
Gordon Keller

Gordon Keller

PhD
Director, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Michel Komajda

Michel Komajda

MD, FESC
Professor of Cardiology
University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI/Hospital Pitié Salpétrière
Paris, France
See Biography
Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae

MD, PhD
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Division
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Member Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Boston, MA
See Biography
Mandeep Mehra

Mandeep Mehra

MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, BWH Heart and Vascular Centre
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Boston, MA
See Biography
Lisa Mielniczuk

Lisa Mielniczuk

BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director Heart Failure Program
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program Medical Director
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Ottawa, ON
See Biography
Gordon Moe

Gordon W. Moe

MD, FRCP(C), FACC, FAHA
Director, Heart Failure Program
St. Michael's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Stephanie Poon

Stephanie Poon

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Co-Director, Heart Failure and Rapid Cardiology Assessment Clinic
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Ian Scott

Ian Scott

PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
SickKids Research Institute
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Scott Solomon

Scott D. Solomon

MD
The Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology and Senior Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
See Biography
Josef Stehlik

Josef Stehlik

MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
George E Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
See Biography
Elizabeth Swiggum

Elizabeth Swiggum

MD, FRCP(C)
Cardiologist
Medical Director, Heart Function Clinic
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
UBC Division of Cardiology
Victoria, BC
See Biography
Nadia Thomson

Nadia Thomson

RN(EC), MN, NP-Adult
Nurse Practitioner
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
University Health Network
Adjunct Faculty Member
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Jay Udell

Jay Udell

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Cardiologist, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network
Clinician Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Subodh Verma

Subodh Verma

MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAHA
Cardiac Surgeon
St. Michael’s Hospital
Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science and Li Ka Shing
Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital
Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair in Atherosclerosis
Toronto, ON
See Biography
Sean Virani

Sean A. Virani

MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FCCS
Associate Professor of Medicine, UBC
Senior Medical Advisor
Cardiac Services BC
President, Canadian Heart Failure Society
Medical Director, HeartLife Foundation
Vancouver, BC
See Biography
Deborah Yelon

Deborah Yelon

PhD
Herbert Stern Professor of Biological Sciences
Acting Chair, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
See Biography