Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez is a cardiac electrophysiologist and clinician-scientist in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI). He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Ramirez holds a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and an MD from Queen’s University. He completed residencies in internal medicine and cardiology as well as an MSc in epidemiology and a combined clinical and research fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Ottawa. He completed a second fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and L’Institut de Rythmologie et Modélisation Cardiaque (LIRYC) in Bordeaux, France before returning to the UOHI.
Dr. Ramirez has a strong interest in clinical and translational research. He was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Detweiler Travelling Fellowship, Heart Rhythm Society Travel Scholarship, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada Discovery Award, Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation/CIHR Excellence in Resident Research Award, and CIHR Frederick Banting & Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M), among others. Locally, he also received the UOHI Cardiovascular Research Trainee of the Year Award and Ernest & Margaret Ford Research Fellowship, as well as the Best Thesis Award for the MSc in epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group on Enhancing Rigor, Transparency, and Translatability in Animal Research. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Dr. Ramirez’s current research and clinical interests focus primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, understanding the impact of ablative therapies on cardiac physiology, and improving the predictive ability of translational research.