Leili Rohani, postdoctoral scholar, Invited to Speak About Engineering Heart Tissues for Cell Therapy.

Leili Rohani, our Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Biomedical Engineering was invited to the Stem Cell Podcast last week to talk about her research focuses on engineering heart tissues for cell therapy. Specifically, she spoke about her recent paper published last year in Nature Communications Biology (with the support from Stem Cell Network (Canada))

Our Recent Cardiology Graduate Dr. Amit Sodhi Wins the 2021 CHRS Highest Rated Electrophysiology Abstract

Dr. Amit Sodhi recently graduated from the UBC Adult Cardiology Training Program and has made us proud by winning the prestigious 2021 CHRS Highest Rated Electrophysiology Abstract by a Trainee Award. This Award is presented on a yearly basis, selected from all abstracts that are accepted for presentation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC). His

A Tour of the St. Paul’s Hospital Chest Pain Clinic and STAT Clinic

Please join us for a tour of the two newest rapid access Cardiology Clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital: The Chest Pain Clinic and the STAT Cardiology Clinic.   The Chest Pain Clinic was created under the leadership of Dr. Annie Chou when she saw a gap in care for lower-risk patients with chest pain presenting

Two more faculty members win awards from the Department of Medicine

Two more faculty members win awards from the Department of Medicine

Please join us in congratulating two of our colleagues for winning awards from the St. Paul’s Hospital, Department of Medicine. Along with all our faculty members, Dr. Janar Sathananthan and Dr. Krish Ramanathan are dedicated to education in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Janar Sathananthan won the PHC and UBC Department of Medicine Donald M.

Please join us for our next CHÉOS Work in Progress (WiP) Seminar with Dr. Nat Hawkins.

Please join us for our next CHÉOS Work in Progress (WiP) Seminar with Dr. Nat Hawkins.

Please join us on June 2nd from 12:00–1:00 PST for our next CHÉOS Work in Progress Seminar. This session will be presented by Dr. Nathaniel Hawkins. The seminar will report on results of a study that examined the rate, predictors and associated outcomes of intracardiac implantable defibrillator (ICD) implant following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in

Our “What You Need to Know About Indigenous and South Asian Women’s Heart Health” virtual conference was a success!

On Saturday, April 10th, 2021, the VGH and UBC Cardiovascular Clinic hosted the “What You Need to Know About Indigenous and South Asian Women’s Heart Health” conference. Moderated by Dr. Tara Sedlak and Dr. Parvathy Nair, this virtual conference focuses on cardiovascular disease and important practices of cultural safety and providing culturally sensitive care for

First Patient in BC to be Treated by Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

We have treated the first patient in BC with stereotactic radiation therapy for refractory VT as part of a joint research protocol between the Division of Cardiology and Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics from BC Cancer.  Dr. Marc Deyell is the lead from the Division of Cardiology, Dr. D. Schellenberg is the lead from Radiation Oncology and

Our Electrophysiology Labs were Featured in EP Lab Digest.

The VGH and SPH EP laboratories were featured in EP Lab Digest for April, focusing on their same-day discharge for atrial fibrillation protocols. Dr. Marc Deyell, Dr. Jason Andrade, and RN Jackie Forman wrote the piece: https://www.eplabdigest.com/same-day-discharge-after-catheter-ablation-british-columbia-approach

Dr. Christina Luong is a Recipient of the 2021 VCHRI Awards.

Dr. Christina Luong, Clinical Assistant Professor, is a recipient of the 2021 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards for her work in the clinical application of artificial intelligence point of care ultrasound. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) promotes excellence in health research through the annual VCHRI Investigator Awards. These awards recognize outstanding health

Our Echocardiography Fellow Dr. Christopher Lee Wins Research Competition

The UBC Division of Cardiology takes great delight in training future general and subspecialty cardiologists. Dr. Chris Lee is one of our echocardiography fellows stationed at Vancouver General Hospital. He took top prize in his research abstract presentation for his work on: COVID-19 Diagnosis by Point of Care Lung Ultrasound: A Novel Deep Deep Learning

We Congratulate Dr. Christina Luong on receiving the 2021 Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award..

Dr. Christina Luong was selected as the recipient for the 2021 Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award, provided by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The intention of the award is to provide her with salary support in order to focus on developing a research career.  

Dr. Tara Sedlak successfully leads Wear Red Canada Day.

Wear Red Canada Day occurred on February 13, 2021 this year. Five major landmarks in BC lit up red for Women’s Heart Health and there were 7 different proclamations, including one from the BC government, and from the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria, Kelowna, Saanich and Trail. Many of us wore red #herheartmatters and #wearredcanada.

Dr. Simone Cowan is in the Spotlight on the Next Generation.

Our very own Dr. Simone Cowan discusses updates on Heart Failure treatment with key opinion leader Dr. Clyde Yancy on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Spotlight on the Next Generation: Heart Failure. This is part of 4 unique and informative online conversations, celebrating early career, diversity and discussions with Key Opinion Leaders. Watch the video here.

What’s New in Women’s Heart Health?

Dr. Tara Sedlak is the winner of the mid-career investigator award for improving the heart and brain health for women in Canada. As well, Dr. Sedlak is the winner of the National Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award, which is being presented on February 13th 2021. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sedlak on her well-deserved

Dr. Parvathy Nair is awarded the 2021 CAME / ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award!

Dr. Parvathy Nair is awarded the 2021 CAME / ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Parvathy Nair as the well-deserved recipient of the 2021 CAME/ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award. The aim of this award is to promote medical education in Canadian medical schools and to recognize and reward faculty’s commitment to medical education. Dr. Nair served as the Program Director of the UBC Postgraduate Cardiology