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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases that affect the heart. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to implementation.

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The Ottawa Hospital awarded six CIHR grants worth $2.6 million
September 7, 2020 - Could a common diabetes drug help prevent ovarian cancer? Can a tailored screening program help prevent eye disease in immigrants? Is sepsis different in females versus males, and if so, can this help us develop better treatments? These are just a fe
The Ottawa Hospital awarded nine grants worth $5.6 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
February 3, 2020 - How can we treat depression when nothing else is working? How can heart growth be both good and bad? How can we increase patient participation in clinical trials? These are just a few of the big questions that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital will
Intravenous drugs can often rapidly restore normal heart rhythm without sedation, shocks
January 30, 2020 - A study published in The Lancet found that two ways of quickly restoring normal heart rhythm in patients with acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are equally safe and effective.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Health in older peoples, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Imaging, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Hundemer, Gregory
MD, MPH
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Heart disease, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cohort studies
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Klein, Ran
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Biomarkers, Clinical decision rules, Health technology, Imaging
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, COVID-19, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Health research methods, Model organisms, Patient engagement, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Megeney, Lynn
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Heart disease, Muscular dystrophy Stem cells, Disease models, Proteomics, Drug development
Sorisky, Alexander
MD, CM, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology
Stewart, Duncan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
COVID-19, Heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Stem cells, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Stiell, Ian
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine
Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Venkatesh
MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cardiac arrest, COVID-19, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health services research
Thornhill, Rebecca
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Imaging, Patient safety
Vaillancourt, Christian
MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSPQ
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cardiac arrest, Heart disease, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Wang, Xiang
Pharm.D, MSc, ACPR
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Population health, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Health services research