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Dr. Sean Virani

Sean A. Virani

Head | Division of Cardiology, Providence Health Care
Physician Program Director, The HEART Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital
Provincial Medical Director, Cardiac Services BC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Past President, Canadian Heart Failure Society
Medical Director, HeartLife Foundation
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Virani is Vice-President of Medical and Academic Affairs for the Provincial Health Services Authority in BC, Chief of Cardiology at Providence Health Care and Physician Program Director for the Provincial Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital.

He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at UBC before embarking on a sub-specialization in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Stanford University.  He also has a Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University with a focus on healthcare management.  His professional interests include public policy related to health care delivery with specific reference to healthcare systems redesign and quality in the Canadian context.  

A key opinion leader for heart failure in Canada, Dr. Virani is Past-President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society and Co-Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Panel.  He also serves as Medical Director for HeartLife Foundation, Canada’s first and only patient-led national heart failure organization.


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