Division of Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery comprises eight full-time cardiac surgeons based at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (located at The Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus). Adult cardiac surgery for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec is performed exclusively at the Heart Institute which also receives referrals from elsewhere in Ontario and across Canada. Congenital heart surgery is performed at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for paediatrics and at the Heart Institute for adults.

Approximately 1,500 open-heart procedures are performed annually at the Heart Institute. The surgical procedures use state-of-the art techniques for the treatment of diseases of the heart and thoracic aorta. The full spectrum of surgery is offered and the reputation of the center being constantly expanding we  are receiving an increased number of referrals across other regions of Ontario and other parts of Canada, including the Maritime provinces, and even British Columbia. This applies in particular for procedures requiring specific expertise as mitral and aortic valve repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI), minimally invasive coronary surgery (MVST), pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantations. coronary artery bypass, both on-pump and off-pump, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complex valve repair, valve replacement, electrophysiology surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, complex aortic reconstruction, mechanical circulatory support and transplantation.

The Division of Cardiac Surgery is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. There is a strong commitment to teaching and the training program for surgeons is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The faculty members are all geographic full-time University appointees and there is an exciting and growing research program in both basic science and clinical medicine.