Faculty

Division Head, Deputy Chief Ottawa Heart Institute


Marc Ruel

Marc Ruel, MD FRCSC MPH

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Suite 3403
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-761-4893
mruel@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Beth Wallace

Bio

Clinical interest:
Minimally invasive and off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); percutaneous valves; ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation Complex valve and redo surgeries
The surgical treatment of severe diffuse coronary artery disease and the improvement of short and long-term surgical outcomes

Academic Appointments:
Assistant-Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2010 – present 
Professor (Primary Affiliation), Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2010 – present
Professor (Cross-appointed Affiliation), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2010 – present
Professor (Cross-Appointed Affiliation), Department of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2010 – present
Endowed Cardiac Surgery Research Chair, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2007 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Chair, Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices Committee, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2010 – present
Chair, Operating Room Committee, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2009 – present
Director of Laboratory Research, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2004 – present

Fellowship Training:
Leadership for Physician Executives Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education Boston, MA, 2009
Research fellow in Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2002
Research fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Boston, MA, 2002
Postgraduate student in Quantitative Methods, Harvard University, School of Public Health Boston, MA, 2002

Residency Training:
Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2000
General Surgery, Laval University, Affiliated Hospitals Quebec City, Province of Quebec, Canada, 1997

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, 1994

Other Degrees:
Master of Public Health Quantitative Methods, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2002


Faculty Members

Munir Boodhwani

Munir Boodhwani, MD, MMSc, FRCSC

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Avenue,H3405
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-761-4313
mboodhwani@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Karen Holmes

Bio

Clinical interest:
Thoracic Aorta Surgery
Aortic Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Repair
Ventricular Assist Devices
Heart Transplantation

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2009 – present
Visiting Professor, Saint Luc Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, 2009 – present

Fellowship Training:
Complex Valve repair and Thoracic Aorta Surgery, Saint Luc Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Scholars in Clinical Sciences Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 2006
Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA, 2006

Residency Training:
Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2008

Medical Doctorate:
University of Western Ontario, 2001

Other:
Co-director of the Thoracic Aorta Clinic at the Ottawa Heart Institute



Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan, MD, MPH, FRCSC

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Avenue, H3405
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 14253

vchan@ottawaheart.ca

Bio

Clinical interest:
Cardiac Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2012 – present

Fellowship Training:
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Medical Doctorate:
Queen's University

Other Degrees:
Masters of Public Health, Harvard University



Paul Hendry

Paul Hendry, MD FRCSC

Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-761-5001
phendry@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Annie Laprade

Bio

Clinical interest:
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Continuing Medical Education

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1990 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education, 2009

Residency Training:
CVT Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1988

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1981



Rosalind Labow

Rosalind Labow, PhD

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, H5229
Tel: 613-761-4010
rlabow@ottawaheart.ca

Bio

Clinical interest:
Tissue engineering
Cardiovascular medical devices

Academic Appointments:
Scientific Research Active Staff
Professor Cardiac Surgery, 1988 - present
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, 1989 - present
Faculty of Graduate and Post-graduate studies, 1990 - present

Other Degrees:
PhD, University of Michigan, Biological Chemistry, 1966



Khanh Lam

Khanh Lam, MD FRCSC

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street H3404
Ottawa, ON, K4M 1K2
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 19507
bklam@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Annie Laprade

Bio

Clinical interest:
Adult cardiac surgery
Atrial fibrillation surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Percutaneous aortic valve implantation
Adult congenital surgery

Academic Appointments:
Director of Surgery Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2011 - present
Associate Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2009 - present
Co-Director of Surgery Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa,
2008 - 2011
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2003 - 2009

Administrative Appointments:
President, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Medical and Scientific Staff Association, 2011 - 2013
Director of University of Ottawa Heart Institute Valve Clinic, 2003 - present
Vice-President, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Medical and Scientific Staff Association, 2009 - 2011
Chair, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Cardiac Surgery Team, 2009 - present
Active member, Postgraduate Evaluation Subcommittee, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa, 2007 - present
Active member, Clerkship Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2007 - present
Active member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa 2011-present
Active member, Surgery Executive Committee, Department of Surgery, TOH, 20011-present

Fellowship Training:
Cleveland Clinic Clinical Scholar, 2000 - 2003
Cleveland Clinic Research Fellow, 2000 - 2003
Masters Public Health, NEOUCOM, 2000 - 2003

Residency Training:
Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 1997 - 2000
General Surgery, McGill University, 1994 - 1997

Medical Doctorate:
MDCM, McGill University, 1994



Roy G. Masters

Roy G. Masters, MD FRCSC

Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-761-5000
rmasters@ottawaheart.ca

Bio

Clinical interest:
Aortic Valve Surgery
Aortic Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2000 – present
Program Director, Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1991 – 2002

Administrative Appointments:
Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplantation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 1991 – 2002

Fellowship Training:
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 1986

Residency Training:
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1985
General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1982

Medical Doctorate:
Memorial University, 1978

Other:
Co-author / Author 114 Peer-reviewed manuscripts



Thierry Mesana

Thierry Mesana, MD FRCSC

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-761-5000
tmesana@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Heidi McBride

Bio

Clinical interest:
Valve surgery
Mitral valve repair

Academic Appointments:
Professor, Chairman, Cardiac Surgery University of Ottawa, 2001 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Chief, Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Deputy Director General, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Residency Training:
University of the Mediterranean, Marseille, France, 1979-1985

Medical Doctorate:
University of the Mediterranean, Marseille , France, 1985

Other Degrees:
PhD, University of the Mediterranean, Marseille , France, 1991

Other:
Former Chairman, Cardiac Surgery, University of Marseille,Hopital Timone, France, until 2001
Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School, 1996 - 1997



Fraser Rubens

Fraser Rubens, MD FRCSC

40 Ruskin Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 14932
mthomson@ottawaheart.ca

Administrative Assistant: Mary Thomson

Bio

Clinical interest:
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Off-pump surgery
Complete arterial revascularization

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2006 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Program Director Residency and Fellowship Program Adult Cardiac Surgery, 2005 - present

Fellowship Training:
Masters of Pathology Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis McMaster University, 1990-1992

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1990
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1994

Medical Doctorate:
MD, Queen's University, 1985



Erik Suuronen

Erik Suuronen, PhD

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Room H5227
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 19087
esuuronen@ottawaheart.ca

Website:
https://www.ottawaheart.ca/research-team/
cardiovascular-tissue-engineering-laboratory

Bio

Academic Appointments:
Director of Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2010-present
Principal Investigator, Division of Cardiac Surgery
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2005-present
Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Cellular & Molecular Medicine,
University of Ottawa, 2005-present

Fellowship Training:
Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Ottawa, 2004-2005

Other:
Research interests focus on tissue engineering and stem cell therapy for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.