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The Heart Institute welcomes three new cardiologists

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to welcome three new cardiologists: Dr. Wael Alqarawi, Dr. Habibat Garuba and Dr. Hany Rizk.

Dr. Wael Alqarawi received his medical degree from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2009. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto in 2014, then moved to Ottawa where he completed his cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships. He obtained extra training in inherited arrhythmia syndromes at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Dr. Habibat Garuba graduated from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 2008. She then graduated from medical school at Queen’s University in 2012, receiving the Medal in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2015 where she served as chief medicine resident from 2014 to 2015 and won the CanMEDS Communicator Award in 2014. She subsequently completed a fellowship in adult cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2018, followed by a fellowship in adult echocardiography (level III) at the Heart Institute in 2019.

Dr. Hany Rizk began his internal medicine training at the University of Ottawa in 2010, where he served as a chief resident in 2012-2013. He subsequently completed his adult cardiology residency at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, followed by a fellowship in adult echocardiography at the Ottawa Heart Institute in 2016-2017. 

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. The UOHI delivers high-tech care with a personal touch, shapes the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced and revolutionizes cardiac treatment and understanding. It builds knowledge through research and translates discoveries into advanced care. The UOHI serves the local, national and international community, and is pioneering a new era in heart health.

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