Team Soleil

Team Soleil focuses on precision medicine and health services research in heart failure and gender epidemiology. Specific projects include establishment of novel predictive approaches for perioperative RV failure and AKI, determination of personalized hemodynamic goals to prevent complications in cardiac surgical patients, identifying heart failure subtypes in specific populations for the purpose of tailoring treatment strategies, and finding solutions to sex-based disparities in access to heart failure care; through a mixture of interventional and observational study designs and integration of institutional and large administrative databases.

  1. Utilization of novel biomarkers and hemodynamic markers in prediction of right ventricular failure and acute kidney injury in patients undergoing major cardiac surgery
  2. Hemodynamic markers in prediction of right ventricular failure in patients undergoing heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device implantation
  3. Association of intraoperative hypotension and complications following major cardiac surgery
  4. Goal-directed therapy for prevention of cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury
  5. A Personalized Approach to the Epidemiology of Heart Failure in Diabetic Patients
  6. Influence of Gender on Cardiac Referral, Quality Indicators and Outcomes in Heart Failure Care in Ontario

See current publications list at ORCID

Selected publications (up to 10): 

1.    Sun LY, Wijeysundera DN, Tait G, Beattie WS. Association of Intraoperative Hypotension with Acute Kidney Injury after Elective Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. Published online July 16, 2015. doi:10.1097/ALN.000000000000076. 
2.    Preoperative pulmonary function testing decreased after ACP guidelines - a population- based study. Interview with on June 12, 2015.
3.    Sun LY, Gershon AS, Ko DT, Thilen SR, Yun L, Beattie WS, Wijeysundera DN. Trends of Pulmonary Function Testing before Non-Cardiothoracic Surgery in a Population-Based Cohort. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online June 8, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2087.
4.    Sun L, Boodhwani M, Baer H, McDonald B. The association between tracheostomy and sternal wound infection in postoperative cardiac surgery patients. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Jul;60(7):684-91.
5.    Barra L, Ha A, Sun L, Fonseca C, Pope J. Efficacy of biologic agents in improving the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) score in established and early rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis with indirect comparisons. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Jan 24.
6.    Murphy MJ, Tichauer KM, Sun L, Chen X, Lee TY. Mean transit time is an index of cerebral perfusion pressure in experimental systemic hypotension. Physiological Measurement. 2011 Apr;32(4):395-405.


Current Team members:

Denyse Winch
Research Coordinator
Phone: 613-798-5555 x 14856

Madhuri Thommandru
Research Assistant
Phone: 613-798-5555 x14837        

Asad Mir Ghassemi
Anesthesiology Fellow

Donna Kimmaliardjuk
PGY-3 Resident, Cardiac Surgery

Janet Ngu
PGY-3 Resident, Cardiac Surgery

Elizabeth Chan
PGY-2 Resident, Internal Medicine

Shona Philip
PGY-1 Resident, Internal Medicine

Amy Chung
Medical Student (MS3), University of Ottawa

Positions Available 


Interested trainees are encouraged to contact Dr. Sun at

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