Our Medical Divisions

Our Medical Divisions

Cardiac Anesthesiology

Cardiac Anesthesiology is a multifaceted division dedicated to clinical care, education and research. Over the years, the Cardiac Anesthesiology team has developed a model of comprehensive perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients which is unique in Canada. Indeed, members of the Division are involved from the preoperative assessment and preparation of patients, through the safe conduct of intra-operative anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography imaging, to the comprehensive post-surgical management in the intensive care unit. The Division is also responsible for all other respiratory care within the Institute.

 
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Team Members

  • 16 Anesthesiologists
  • 3 full-time Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellows
  • 4 Anesthesiology Residents rotating through our service at any given time
 
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Publications

  • 11 peer-reviewed publications
  • 8 conference abstracts
  • 1 book chapter
 
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External Leadership

  • McDonald, B. Member Champlain LHIN Critical Care Network
  • McDonald, B. Member CanCare Board
  • Lambert S. President Cardiovascular and Thoracic Section, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
  • Chen, R. Executive Members, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Section, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
  • Chen, R. Canadian Point Of Care Ultrasound (CPOCUS) Anesthesia Lead
  • Mahaffey, R. Co-Chair, Lower and Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium 2017
 

Cardiac Surgery

Over recent years, the Division of Cardiac Surgery has grown its clinical activity to more than 1,650 operations annually, while maintaining its renowned first-class clinical care and patient satisfaction. The Division boasts the lowest mortality rate nationally. We are a leader in minimally invasive techniques, we have the widest valve repair expertise and the highest rates of multi-arterial coronary bypass in Canada, our heart transplant program has grown to become the largest nationally, and we are widely regarded as an internationally leading institution.

 
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Team Members

  • 11 Cardiac Surgeons
  • 3 Scientists
  • 5 Associate Surgeons
  • 4 Fellows
 
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Publications

  • 79, including many publications in Circulation, JACC, Biomaterials, and other leading journals
 
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Awards

  • Dr. Janet Ngu, MD: Finalist, Top Gun Suture Competition, Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, MD: uOttawa Phoenix Award for Outstanding Commitment to Community Service
  • Dr. Hadi Toeg, MD: Paul Cartier Award, Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons
 
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International Collaborations

  • 22, including collaborations with Belgium, China, Spain, Sweden and the United States

Cardiology

Cardiology at the Heart Institute is a model of excellence in all realms of cardiovascular medicine. Its clinical programs serve among the largest patient volumes in Canada in electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and heart attack management, cardiac critical care, advanced heart failure, and multimodality cardiac imaging. The cardiology residency program is the most sought-after training program in the country. Fellowship training programs attract fellows from six continents and across Canada. The Division conducts state-of-the-art research to understand disease and to develop the therapies of tomorrow.

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Team Members

  • 40 Cardiologists
  • 14 Associate Cardiologists
  • 11 Clinician Scientists
  • 6 PhDs
  • 25 Fellows and 12 Residents
 
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Publications

  • 160 publications in 2016 with 101 senior authored papers including Nature, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the New England Journal of Medicine
 
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Awards

  • Dr. Ian Burwash, MD: 2016 Canadian Society of Echocardiography Annual Achievement Award
  • Dr. Terry Ruddy, MD: 2016 Canadian Society of Cardiovascular Nuclear and CT Imaging Annual Achievement Award
  • Dr. Kwan Chan, MD: 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Distinguished Teacher Award
 
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International Collaborations

  • 15 investigators with collaborations with Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Japan and China

Prevention and Rehabilitation

The Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation provides state-of-the-art approaches to the prevention of cardiac disease: preventing patients from having additional cardiac events and helping patients return to their lives following cardiac events and procedures. Our programs are informed and enhanced by our ongoing research activities which address an array of issues pertinent to the prevention of heart disease. The Prevention & Wellness Centre provides a variety of resources and programs to our patients and their families. The Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation is home to the internationally renowned Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation and the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre.

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Team Members

  • 6 Physicians and Fellows
  • 89 Allied Health Care Professionals
  • 5 Investigators, 2 Postdoctoral Fellows, 3 PhDs, 9 FT Research Staff and 11 PT Trainees/Volunteers
 
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Publications

  • 18 in the past year which have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Canadian Medical Association Journal; Tobacco Control; BMC Medicine; Cardiovascular Nursing and Health and Fitness Journal of Canada among others.
 
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Awards

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation: The Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award of the MOHLTC
  • Dr. Jennifer Reed, PhD: CIHR New Investigator Clinical Rehabilitation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; Emerging Research Leaders’ Initiative
 
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International Collaborations

  • Numerous international affiliations, including collaborations with colleagues and programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Romania, Uruguay, China, Greece and India.