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Manon Levesque Departmental Secretary of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
451 Smyth road,
Room 4155
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M5

Telephone: 613-562-5422
Fax: 613-562-5442

Sheila Schnupp
Office and Residency Program Administrator (Anatomical and General Pathology)
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8342
Fax: 613-562-5442

John P. Veinot, M.D., F.R.C.P.C (Canada)
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Tel: 613-562-5422
Fax: 613-562-5442

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John P. Veinot

Cardiac Pathology web site

B.Sc (Acadia), M.D. (Dalhousie), Anatomical Pathology (Queens), Fellowship in Cardiovascular Pathology (Mayo Clinic)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Ottawa Hospital

Medical Director and Head of Department
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Telephone: 613-562-5422
Fax: 613-562-5442

Areas of Expertise and Interest

  • Cardiac and vascular Pathology
  • Coronary artery restenosis and atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Medical education

Academic Interest

  • Cardiac Pathology

Recent Publications

  • Thibodeau I, Li Q, Lui G, Lam K, Veinot JP, Birnie DH, Jones DL, Krahn AD, Lemery R, Nicholson BJ, Gollob MH.  The paradigm of genetic mosaicism and lone atrial fibrillation: Physiologic characterization of a Connexin-43 deletion mutant identified from atrial tissue. Circulation.  2010; 122:236-244.
  • Gupta P, Bilinska ZT, Sylvius N, Boudreau E, Veinot JP, Bolongo PM, Jackson T, Walski M, Grzybowski J, Stec S, Religa G, Tesson F. Genetic and ultrastructural studies in dilated cardiomyopathy patients: a large deletion in the lamin A/C gene is associated with nuclear envelope disruption.  Basic Research in Cardiology. 2010 May;105(3):365-77. 
  • Giroux SK, Labinaz MX, Grisoli D, Klug AP, Veinot JP, Burwash IG. Intermittent, non-cyclic dysfunction of a mechanical aortic prosthesis by pannus formation. JASE.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010  Jan;23  (1):107.e1-107e3. 
  • Suuronen EJ, Hazra S, Pingchuan Z, Vincent R, Kumarathasan P, Zhang Y, Price J, Chan V, Sellke FW, Mesana TG, Veinot JP, Ruel M. Impairment of cell based vasculogenesis in rats by hypercholesterolemia induced endothelial dysfunction and rescue by L-arginine supplementation. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2010  139:209-216
  • Costiniuk CT, Sharapov AA, Rose GW, Veinot JP, Desjardins M, Brandys TM, Suh KN. Mycobacterium bovis abdominal aortic and femoral artery aneurysms following intravesicular Bacillus Camille-Guerin therapy for bladder cancer. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2010 19:E29-32. 
  • Flood TA, Veinot JP. Splenic cysts and microcysts. Pathology. 2009   41(6): 602-604.
  • MacMillan A, Souza CA, Veinot JP, Turek M, Hendry P, Alvarex GG. A large pericardial cyst complicated by a pericarditis in a young man with a large mediastinal mass. Ann Thoracic Surgery.   2009 88 (2): e11-3.
  • Mai KT, Teo I, Veinot JP, Senterman M, Nguyen B. Histopathogenesis of endometrium with asynchronous glands in dysfunctional uterine bleeding.  Histopathology 2009 55: 126-130
  • Thiene G, Veinot JP, Angelini A, Baandrup UT, Basso C, Bruneval P, Buja LM, Butany J, d’Amati G, De Gouveia RH, Fallon JT, Fishbein MC, Gallagher PJ, Kholova I, Leone O,  McManus B, Rodriguez ER, Schoen FJ, Sheppard MN, Stone JR, van der Wal AC, Winters GL. AECVP and SCVP 2009 Recommendations for Training in Cardiovascular Pathology - From the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology and Society for Cardiovascular Pathology Task Force on Training in Cardiovascular Pathology. Cardiovascular Pathology 2009 19: 129-135.
  • Labrosse MR, Beller CJ, Mesana T, Veinot JP. Mechanical behavior of human aortas: experiments, material constants and 3-D finite element modeling including residual stress. Journal of Biomechanics.   2009 42: 996-1004.  
  • Suuronen EJ, Zhang PM, Kuraitis D, Cao X, Melhuish A, McKee D, Li F, Mesana TG, Veinot JP, Ruel M. An acellular matrix bound ligand enhances the mobilization, recruitment and therapeutic effects of circulating progenitor cells in a hindlimb ischemia model.  FASEB J. 2009 23: 1447-1458.     
  • Beller CJ, Maurer T, Labrosse MR, Mesana T, Karck M, Veinot JP. Gender specific differences in aortic sinus curvature during aging: an anatomical and computational study. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2009 18: 148-155. 
  • Bradshaw S, Kennedy L, Dexter DF, Veinot JP. A practical method to rapidly dissolve metallic stents. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2009 18: 127-133.
  • Iqbal T, Karovitch A, Veinot J, Saginur R, Beauchesne. Whipple’s disease with constrictive pericarditis: a rare disease with a rare presentation. Can. J Cardiology. 2009 25 (3):e89-e91. 
  • Jahangiri B, Al-Shammeri O, Veinot JP, Matzinger F, Haddad H.  An unusual case of hypertensive diastolic heart failure with bilateral subclavian artery stenosis.  Canadian J. Cardiology 2009  25 (2) : e111-112.   
  • Veinot JP.  Diagnostic endomyocardial biopsy – still useful after all these years. Editorial. Can J. Cardiology.  2009 25(2): e55-56.
  • Chan V, Grisoli D, Ruel M, Veinot J, Mesana T. Surgical approach to repair of ruptured chordae tendinae causing tricuspid regurgitation. JTCVS. 2009 137: e30-32.   
  • Chan KL, Morin J, Veinot JP. Unusual cause of sudden death in a young patient with atrioventricular septal defect. Can. J Cardiol. 2009 25(1): e19.    
  • Mai KT, Veinot JP. Central zone prostate carcinoma of the prostate gland: a distinct tumor type with poor prognostic features. (letter)  J Urology 2008 180 (6): 2714.   
  • Kass M, Toye B, Veinot JP. Fatal infective endocarditis due to Aerococcus urinae – case report and review of literature. Cardiovascular Pathology 2008 17: 410-12.
  • Allen R, Hynes M, Burwash IG, Veinot JP, Chan KL. Coronary artery complications in infective endocarditis.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 86:1381.
  • Mai KT, Ahmed I, Robertson GJ, Belanger EC, Veinot JP, Islam S. Immunocytochemical study of urine cytological preparations from secondary prostatic adenocarcinoma involving the urinary bladder. Diag Cytopathology. 2008 36 (10): 715-720.
  • Flood T, Veinot JP. Test and Teach – a rare complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Pathology 2008   40 (6): 629-31. 
  • Mai KT, Teo I, Al-Moghrabi H, Marginean EC, Veinot JP. Calretinin and CD34 immunoreactivity of the endometrial stroma in normal endometrium and change of the immunoreactivity in dysfunctional uterine bleeding with evidence of "disordered endometrial stroma". Pathology. 2008 Aug 40 (5): 494-9.   
  • Owaga T, Veinot JP, Kuroski deBold ML, Georgalis T, deBold AJ. Angiotensin II receptor antagonism reverts the selective cardiac BNP upregulation and secretion observed in myocarditis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jun; 294(6): H2596-603.
  • Cunningham KS. Chan KL, Veinot JP. Pathology of isolated atrial infarction - case report and review of the literature. Cardiovascular Pathology.  2008 17: 183-185.
  • Veinot JP. Cardiac tumors of adipocytes and cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node.  Seminars in Diagnostic Path. 2008 25: 29-38.
  • Meirovich YF, Veinot JP, Kuroski de Bold ML, Haddad H, Davies RA, Masters RG, Hendry PJ, de Bold AJ. Relationship between natriuiretic peptides and inflammation. Proteomic evidence obtained during acute cardiac allograft rejection in humans. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 27:31-7. 
  • Davies RA, Veinot JP, Williams K, Haddad H, Baker A, Donaldson J, Pugliese C, Struthers C, Masters RG, Hendry PJ, Mesana T. Assessment of cyclosporine pharmokinetic parameters to facilitate conversion from C0 to C2 monitoring in heart transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings. 2007 39 (10): 3334-9.
  • Suuronen EJ, Price J, Veinot JP, Kapila V, Guo XW, Wong S, Ascah K, Mesana TG, Ruel M.  Comparative effects of mesenchymal progenitor cells, endothelial progenitor cells, or their combination on myocardial infarct regeneration and cardiac function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surgery. 2007  134: 1249-58.
  • Chan V, Veinot JP, Hynes M, Lapierre H, Ruel M. Infected right ventricular myxoma and pulmonary valve endocarditis. JTCVS 2007 134: 248-9.
  • Gill S, Veinot JP, Kavanagh M, Pulido O. Human heart glutamate receptors – Implications for toxicology, food safety and drug discovery. Toxicologic Pathology. 2007 35: 411-417.
  • Ibrahim M, Hendry P, Masters R, Rubens F, Lam B, Ruel M, Davies R, Haddad H, Veinot JP, Mesana T.  Management of acute severe post-operative failure of cardiac allografts: A single centre experience with review of the literature. Can J. Cardiol 2007 23(5): 363-7.
  • Mai KT, Elkeilani , Veinot JP. Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor (MEST) of the kidney: report of 14 cases with male and PEComatous variants and proposed histopathogenesis. Pathology. 2007 39: 235-240.
  • Boodhwani M, Veinot JP, Hendry PJ. Surgical approach to cardiac papillary fibroelastomas. Canadian J Cardiol. 2007  23: 301-302.
  • Cunningham K, Veinot JP. Fulminant Toxoplasmosis following heart transplantation. Pathology. 2007  39(1): 188-189.
  • Veinot JP, Ruel M. Valproic acid and bleeding – caution required. (Letter). Ann Thorac Surg. 2007  83: 725. 
  • Gollob MH, Green MS, Veinot JP.  Altered AMP-activated protein kinase activity and pathologic cardiac disease. Heart Metab 2006: 32:28-31.
  • Peters GL, Davies RA, Veinot JP, Burwash IG. Cardiac Actinomycosis: An unusual cause of an intracardiac mass. J. Amer. Soc. Echocardiography. 2006 19: 1530.e7-e11.
  • Mai KT, Kohler DM, Roustan Delatour NL, Veinot JP. Cytohistopathological hybrid renal cell carcinoma with papillary and clear cell features. Pathology Research and Practice. 2006 202: 863-868.
  • Lamba M, Beauchesne LM, Veinot JP. Pulmonary hypertension and a patent ductus arteriosus in an 82 year old female patient. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2006 15: 352-353.
  • Chow BJW, Veinot JP. What are the most useful and trustworthy non-invasive anatomical markers of existing vascular disease ? Current Cardiology Reports. 2006 8: 439-445.
  • Veinot JP. Foreign material identification. (letter). Modern Pathology. 2006 19: 1519.
  • Cunningham KS, Veinot JP, Feindel CM, Butany J. Fatty lesions of the atria and interatrial septum. Human Pathology. 2006 37: 1245-1251.
  • Veinot JP. Pathology of inflammatory native heart valve disease. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2006 15: 243-251.
  • Surronen EJ, Veinot JP, Wong S, Kaplia V, Price J, Griffith M, Mesana TG, Ruel M. Tissue-engineered injectable collagen-based matrices for improved cell delivery and vascularization of ischemic tissue using CD133+ progenitors expanded from the peripheral blood. Circulation. 2006 114(Suppl I): I-138 - I-144.
  • Gollob MH, Jones DL, Krahn AD, Danis L, Gong XQ, Shao Q, Lui X,Veinot JP, Tang ASL, Stewart AFR, Tesson F, Klein GJ, Yee R, Skanes AC, Guiraudon GM, Ebihara L, Bai D. Somatic mutations in the Connexin 40 gene (GJA5) in atrial fibrillation. NEJM. 2006 354: 2677-88.
  • Rippstein P, Black M K, Boivin M, Veinot JP, Ma X, Chen YX, Human P, Zilla P, O'Brien ER. Comparison of processing and sectioning methodologies for arteries containing metallic stents. J Histochem Cytochem. 2006 54: 673-681.
  • Ibrahim M, Masters RG, Hynes M, Veinot JP, Davies R. Papillary fibroelastoma of the pulmonary valve. Can. J Cardiology. 2006 22: 509-510.
  • Cunningham KS, Veinot JP, Butany J. An approach to endomyocardial biopsy interpretation. J Clin Path. 2006 59: 121-129.
  • Kulik A, Burwash IG, Veinot JP, Masters RG. Impending paradoxical embolus early post coronary surgery. EJCTS. 2006 29: 249.
  • Veinot JP, Prichett- Pejic W, Song J, Waghray G, Parks W, Mesana TG, Ruel M. CD 117 positive cells and mast cells in adult human cardiac valves - observations with implications for the creation of bio-engineered grafts. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2006 15: 36-40.

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