Learn about our Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO) team headed by Dr. Andrew Krahn.

Learn about our Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO) team headed by Dr. Andrew Krahn.

Please see the attached document about The Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO), a Canadian network dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of inherited heart conditions, standardizing care, and preventing the tragedy of sudden cardiac death (SCD). An integral part of HiRO is our focus on knowledge translation (KT). This was founded by our outgoing Head,

Our research colleague Arnold Ryomoto receives the Research Excellence Staff Award.

We would like to highlight our research colleague, Arnold Ryomoto from the Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation. He is one of the recipients of the  Research Excellence Staff Award 2023 from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). This organization recognizes the outstanding contributions of long-term research staff. This year’s inaugural Research Excellence Staff Award (RESA) acknowledges

Our Director of Research Operations Dr. Vishaldeep Sidhu wins a Dean’s Staff Award.

Dr. Vishaldeep Sidhu, our division’s Director of Research Operations for the Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation – Centre d’Innovation Cardiovasculaire (CCI-CIC), wins a Dean’s Staff Award. This award honours exceptional staff who have demonstrated strong alignment with the Faculty of Medicine values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and equity. Read more about this achievement here.

Our Second Year Cardiology Fellow Dr. Miles Marchand has been awarded the 2022 CCSA Charles Kerr Award.

Please join us in congratulating our second year Cardiology fellow Dr. Miles Marchand as the well-deserved recipient of the 2022 CCSA Charles Kerr Award.

Dr. Graham Wong Authors New Scientific Statement.

Dr. Graham Wong, director of the Vancouver General Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, is an author for the most recent American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific  Statement on Mechanical Circulatory Support. You can read the article here.    

Dr. Darwin Yeung will be presenting at the UBC Medicine Experimental

The UBC Department of Medicine and Experimental Medicine Program 2022 Research Expo is coming up on May 2, 2022!  Dr. Darwin Yeung from the Division of Cardiology will be giving a presentation.  Twitter, registration and website links below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBCDoM/status/1519025587423113217?s=20&t=5p4wgwCSf2NTyHD4DQI-cA Registration: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Ril7AR2cSVqFXU Website: https://medicine.med.ubc.ca/register-now-for-the-2022-ubc-department-of-medicine-and-experimental-medicine-office-research-expo/

Dr. Marc Deyell leads a new procedure for Atrial Fibrillation at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Dr. Marc Deyell performed the first-in-BC atrial fibrillation ablation at St. Paul’s Hospital, using the breakthrough Globe System technology to navigate into the patient’s heart, quickly map the rhythm disturbances, deliver the ablation, and verify that it was successful while still in the heart, all done in real time. You can read the news story

Dr. Graham Wong Wins Another Teaching Award.

Dr. Graham Wong Wins Another Teaching Award.

Dr. Graham Wong has been awarded the Class of 2022 Teaching Excellence Award for the 2021/2022 academic year by the Medical Undergraduate Society at the UBC Faculty of Medicine. He was nominated by students and voted as the winner by students, recognizing his accomplishments, and his dedication and passion to medical education. His award will

Dr. Jacqueline Saw has been nominated for the Admirable YWCA Women of Distinction Awards – please help vote for her cause!

Dr. Jacqueline Saw has been nominated for the Admirable YWCA Women of Distinction Awards – please help vote for her cause!

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards is presented by Scotiabank, nationally recognizing and honouring extraordinary women leaders and businesses. Our Faculty member Dr. Jacqueline Saw has been nominated for her tremendous work in the research and care of patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) around the world, under the award category of Health and

St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Mustafa Toma made a guest appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Mustafa Toma made a guest appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

In celebration of Heart Month, Dr. Mustafa Toma, the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show on February 22, 2022 for a surprise reunion with actor and heart transplant recipient Jason Gray-Stanford. Jason is an award-winning Vancouver actor known for his roles on

Updates on Surrey Memorial Hospital

We are delighted to present the updates and changes at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Dr. Calvin Tong, Co-Director of the Heart Function Clinic, has initiated a Cardiac Amyloid Clinic, which is a first in Fraser Health. Dr. Tong has specialty training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation from Stanford University. Dr. Tong also has expertise in

Successful “Hot Topics in Cardiology” Event!

In partnership with UBC CPD, the UBC Division of Cardiology successfully held the 18th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology Virtual Conference. Under the leadership of Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan and Dr. Matthew Bennett, the conference focussed on relevant and timely hot topics surrounding key aspects of management of cardiovascular disease. The conference had over 300 registrants,

Dr. Darwin Yeung was Rewarded the Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award for $75,000.

Please join us in congratulating our faculty Dr. Darwin Yeung for receiving the Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award for his project Artificial intelligence derived diastolic function score for prediction of heart failure hospitalization and all-cause mortality. The award consists of $75,000/year for two years, and was generously provided by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation,

Dr. John Cairns  is the Recipient of the UBC Alumni Builder Award.

Dr. John Cairns is the Recipient of the UBC Alumni Builder Award.

The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has awarded the UBC Alumni Builder Award to the division’s Professor (Tenure) Dr. John Carins. UBC describes award recipients as ‘individuals who have significantly contributed to the university and enriched the lives of others’. He continues to assert his impact in cardiovascular research and care in BC and beyond.

The Chest Pain Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital now Open to Community Physicians

We would like to introduce you to the St. Paul’s Heart Centre Chest Pain Clinic.  This inaugural state of the art Chest Pain Clinic is the first in Canada, and modelled from successful similar clinics in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Patients with chest pain possibly due to coronary artery disease are welcome