Dr. Teresa Tsang awarded the highly competitive CIHR grant.

Dr. Teresa Tsang and her team received the competitive CIHR grant on Artificial Intelligence for Stroke Prediction and Management. She leads our Division’s work in artificial intelligence in echocardiography and will be putting the well-earned $825,000 to good use and to enrich our knowledge and progress in this exciting new field.

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

Our Faculty Members are Co-Authors of Recent Guidelines.

Dr. Christopher Fordyce is the Co-Primary Author of the Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on the Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. For access to the article, please click here. Dr. Margot Davis is the Co-Primary Author of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society / Canadian Heart Failure Society Joint Position Statement

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Dr. Jason Andrade Presented and Published EARLY-AF.

Dr. Jason Andrade presented the practice-changing late breaker EARLY-AF study at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Sessions in November, and is also the first author on the simultaneous publication of the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Together with the STOP-AF First study, EARLY-AF suggests that first-line treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

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