Dr. Sean Virani
Clinical Assistant Professor, Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation , Cardiac Intensive Care
The Heart Centre, Rm. 444, 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Dr. Virani is the Head of Cardiology at Providence Health Care and Physician Program Director for the Provincial Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital.

A key opinion leader for heart failure in Canada, Dr. Virani is the Heart Failure Physician Lead and Senior Medical Advisor at Cardiac Services BC, President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society as well as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at UBC before embarking on a sub-specialization in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Stanford University. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University with a focus on healthcare management. His professional interests include public policy related to health care delivery with specific reference to healthcare systems redesign and quality in the Canadian context.

Dr. Virani has authored a number of papers on chronic and acute decompensated heart failure, is Co-Chair of the Canadian Guidelines on Cardio-Oncology and is a principal investigator on numerous research trials. He Co-Chairs BC’s Provincial Advisory Committee for Cardiac Health, serves on the primary panel of the Canadian Heart Failure Guidelines Committee and is immediate past Co-Chair of British Columbia’s Specialist Services Committee – a collaboration between the Doctors of BC and BC’s Ministry of Health.
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