Dr. Justin Ezekowitz obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (honours in zoology) at the University of Alberta, and his medical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he earned an honours degree. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center / Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He then returned to Canada for a fellowship and research training, and completed a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology at the University of Alberta's Department of Public Health Sciences, as well as a cardiology fellowship at the University of Alberta.
He is on faculty as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Director of the University of Alberta Cardiovascular Research Institute, and Co-Director of the Canadian VIGOUR Centre at the University of Alberta. He is a cardiologist at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
His research focuses on heart failure (specifically with heart "pump" problems or end-stage heart disease). He is involved in numerous clinical trials in heart failure at the local and international levels. He has authored a number of book chapters in medical textbooks and over 300 publications in his field.
Dr. Ezekowitz is involved with numerous organizations including the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, CHFS, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart Failure Society of America, the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.
She is currently PI for the SELFIE (Virtual HF clinic) and the CHAMP trials, and has sat on the executive committee of the CANSAVER and EARTH studies. Dr. Ducharme sits or has served on several steering committees for large-scale studies, including HERMES, GUIDE-HF, STICH, AF-CHF, EARTH, RELAX-HF and CHARM. She also participates in several review panels for journals, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.