Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital recognized in Newsweek!

          We are proud to announce that Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital were all recognized by Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2020”. These three of our major hospitals were listed within the top 25 hospitals in Canada. Please click here for the article. Vancouver General Hospital has also

Exciting Updates from Vancouver General Hospital.

Vancouver General Hospital has secured $1,000,000 in funds to support our cardiology fellows. As well, the hospital has secured $500,000 to support mid career researchers. Lastly, work has begun on a core echocardiography research lab. Stay tuned for more updates.

SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) Year in Review

SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) Year in Review

Despite the challenges in 2020 brought forth by the pandemic, SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) has been busy and has had a fruitful year. Here are the 2020 updates: The SportsCardiologyBC (SCBC) team has continued to focus on improving health in the physically active community while keeping them safe.   For the first part of the year, our

Dr. Michael Tsang is the new BC representative on the CSE Board.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Tsang, a Clinical Assistant Professor in our Division of Cardiology, on his new role as the BC representative on the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE) Board of Directors. Dr. M. Tsang completed advanced echocardiography and research training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His clinical expertise and research interests include

UBC Cardiology is excited to provide an update on our Hearts in Rhythm Organization

UBC Cardiology is excited to provide an update on our Hearts in Rhythm Organization

        The Hearts in Rhythm Organization, more commonly known as “HiRO”, is an interdisciplinary network of Canadian heart rhythm specialists, researchers, genetic counsellors, nurses, and patients and family partners. Through the integration of clinical excellence, research, and patient engagement, HiRO is committed to improving the detection and care of patients and families

Our Academic Rounds and Lecture Series are now on Zoom

We are pleased to resume our Academic Rounds and Lecture Series. Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, these highly anticipated weekly discussions and Grand Rounds presentations were temporarily suspended and have now resumed using the ZOOM online platform. For the updated schedule, please click here.

Dr. Teresa Tsang Leads Fundamental Research on the COVID19 Pandemic

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Teresa Tsang for the approval of funding for her research project Pandemic Preparedness for COVID Wave 2. Her team will receive close to $100,000 from the UBC Faculty of Medicine to deliver a report on transition to work from home (WFH) impact. This report will map key research processes

Dr. Andrew Krahn receives this year’s Scientific Achievement Award

Dr. Eric Yoshida, President of the Vancouver Community of Care Medical Staff Association and the Vancouver Physician Staff Association congratulated Dr. Andrew Krahn, the UBC Division Head of Cardiology on being this year’s recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award.  This award, as well as numerous other awards, were established in the late 1980s and displayed

Dr. Darwin Yeung Receives the Mitacs Training Research Award

Dr. Darwin Yeung, our newest Divisional member, has been selected to receive a Mitacs Training Research Award, which provides funding for graduate students to undertake a short-term paid research training internship. He will be completing his Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and using the grant support from

Dr. Teresa Tsang Leads UBC Cardiology in our fight against COVID19

Dr. Teresa Tsang Leads UBC Cardiology in our fight against COVID19

Minister Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Health, congratulated Dr. Teresa Tsang, the Associate Head Research, Department of Medicine, on receiving funding through CIHR for her COVID-19 research “Point of Care Heart-Lung Imaging for Patients Presenting with COVID-19 Symptoms: Artificial Intelligence Precision Modeling for Prediction of Outcomes”. Her endeavour will deepen the understanding of the disease

Dr. David Wood is the new Division Head of Cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. David Wood is the new Division Head of Cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Dr. David Wood as the new Head of the Division of Cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital. He comes with a wealth of leadership and research experience, and is also the physician lead of the new Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation –Centre d’Innovation Cardiovasculaire (CCI-CIC). He follows the reign

We are committed to patient care during the COVID19 Pandemic

Patients are advised to understand the symptoms of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID19 disease, as well as know when to go to their family doctor or emergency room for testing. Please call 8-1-1 for advice, or visit for updated information. If you are due for a cardiology appointment, please await notification as your

The UBC Cardiology Program receives recommendation for full accreditation by the Royal College

Under the leadership of Dr. Graham Wong, our Program Director for the UBC Adult Cardiology Training Program, we underwent a full review with Royal College accreditors, who then recommended that our program receive full accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. The surveyors were impressed with the calibre of our program and particularly

Dr. Tara Sedlak Wins the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award

Dr. Tara Sedlak Wins the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award

We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Tara Sedlak has won the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Sedlak’s advocacy work in improving the vascular health of women in Canada, as well as her work in mobilizing women and healthcare professionals to reduce the risk of heart, brain, and

One of our Chief Cardiology Residents is selected for the UBC Clinician Investigator Program

The Division congratulates one of our Cardiology Trainees Dr. Thomas Roston on being selected for the UBC Clinician Investigator Program. This is a funded two-year research program. Dr. Roston has contributed tremendously to the UBC Cardiology Postgraduate Training Program as one of our outgoing chief residents and will be continuing his training at Harvard Medical