Hansom, Simon

Simon Hansom, MD, is a cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.


Following a Bachelor of Sciences degree in physiology in 2001, Dr. Hansom entered medical undergraduate training in the United Kingdom. He completed his postgraduate internal medicine training in the Cambridge University teaching hospitals where he obtained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He subsequently entered the Cambridge-based cardiology specialty program in cardiology in 2011, and successfully completed his sub-specialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and devices in 2018.

Dr. Hansom moved to Canada in 2018 to commence a fellowship in adult cardiac electrophysiology and devices at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He completed the two-year fellowship in September of 2020. During this time, he developed a passion for inherited arrhythmia and acquired additional advanced skills in the complex ablation of both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, including fluoroscopy-free procedures and the use of intracardiac ultrasound. In addition, he has extensive experience in the implantation, interrogation, and programming of all implantable electronic devices. 

Dr. Hansom was appointed as an assistant professor at Queen’s University in 2020 before ultimately returning to the Heart Institute in 2021 to further pursue his interest in inherited arrhythmia and complex ablation.

Research and clinical interests

Dr. Hansom’s research interests span both inherited arrhythmia and complex ablation. He has written and contributed to several book chapters in addition to his published research.

Dr. Simon Hansom

Hansom, Simon

Hansom, Simon

B.Sc (hons), MBBS, MRCP (UK)

Appointments and affiliations

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa