Ottawa Doctors Recognized for Outstanding Work

October 22, 2018

Toronto, October 22, 2018 – Members of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s team were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to cardiovascular care and research. Drs. Marc Ruel, Rob Beanlands, and Terrence Ruddy were appointed to significant leadership positions, Drs. Sharon Chih and Jean-François Marquis, along with three UOHI residents, were presented with prestigious awards during the 2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, and Dr. Andrew Pipe’s outstanding career was recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

President-elect, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
President-elect, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (and first Canadian citizen appointed to this position)
• President-elect, Cardiovascular council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Award 
2018 Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Outstanding Achievement Award
Appointed Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Bestowed with Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 

Residents from the Heart Institute were also recognized for their outstanding excellence during the 2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Dr. Janet Ngu, a resident in cardiac surgery, is the recipient of the Dr. Paul Cartier Resident Award, given to a cardiac surgery resident who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of cardiac surgery through basic science or clinical research and who has demonstrated promise for a distinguished academic career in cardiac surgery. Dr. David Harnett, a resident in cardiology, received the Dr. Charles Kerr Award, presented to a resident who embodies Charlie Kerr’s humanitarianism and his legacy of encouraging and advocating for those in need of assistance or support, and Dr. Kevin Boczar, a resident in cardiology, was a finalist for the Trainee Research Award-Clinical.

“For over 40 years, the Heart Institute has worked relentlessly to provide its patients, and their families, with the best care they need and deserve. These outstanding physicians not only exemplify the unwavering commitment and true devotion of our teams, but they are also inspiring models to the entire medical and research community. Congratulations to all!” said Dr. Thierry Mesana, President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Leigh B. Morris
Communications Specialist
University of Ottawa Heart Institute