Dr. Michael Heffernan is a staff cardiologist at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. He obtained his honours bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering from McMaster University in 1987. He then successfully pursued a Ph.D. in the department of Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Heffernan completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Toronto. He accepted a staff Cardiology position at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in 2001 and is currently the Director of the Oakville Hospital Heart Function Clinic and he is the Research Director of Halton Healthcare. In addition, Dr. Heffernan is a Director of Oakville Cardiologists, a partner of Oakville Cardiovascular Research LP, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. Dr. Heffernan’s research activities have been widely published in academic and peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine. His current research interests include acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, diabetes and dyslipidemia.