A word from the President and CEO

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has experienced continuous growth in the years since we first opened our doors in 1976. Together, with the support of our community and partners across the region, we have built an institute committed to excellence in patient care, research and education. On the international stage, it is our innovation across all three pillars that sets us apart.

Patients will always come first

We are entering a key period of growth and transformation where advancements in technology and research are driving innovation and improving patient care constantly. However, amidst this changing landscape, our unwavering commitment to putting patients at the forefront of everything we do remains unchanged. As a team, we are committed to this principle. Every decision, innovation, and initiative is driven by our desire to improve the health and well-being of our patients. This has always been – and still is – our North Star.

Community brings us forward

Over the years, we have developed and nurtured important relationships within our community, including with other healthcare organizations, research institutions, universities, regional stakeholders, and government. With ongoing support for our mission, together, we will continue to achieve excellence in patient care, to lead foundational and applied research with global impact that defines the treatments of tomorrow, and to provide world-class training opportunities for future generations of medical trainees.

This is your Heart Institute

The Heart Institute is a beacon of hope and excellence in our community, a place where everyone is welcome and valued. It is a place where patients receive the best possible care, and where groundbreaking research and technological advancements are pursued every day. It is a top draw for international trainees, and home to the world’s sharpest minds in cardiovascular healthcare. In our culture of kindness and compassion, we will continue striving to provide the best possible heart health for all while always doing extraordinary things extraordinarily well.

To all who depend on us to provide world-class care, know that when it comes to your heart, this is your Heart Institute. Together, we are shaping the future of cardiovascular care.

Dr. Rob Beanlands
President and CEO
University of Ottawa Heart Institute