General Cardiology

Along with our subspecialty cardiology consult services like heart failure, electrophysiology and structural heart/valve clinic, we provide a wide range of general cardiology consult services at St. Michael’s. This includes hypertension and hypertensive heart disease, simple arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and other rhythm disorders, heart failure/cardiomyopathy and the general assessment of undifferentiated patients with cardiac symptoms (such as chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations).

Physicians

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs & Chief Medical Officer, Unity Health Toronto

As Executive Vice President, Dr. Thomas Parker has accountability for Medicine, Emergency Medicine, The Heart, Lung, and Vascular Program, Medical Imaging, and Laboratory Medicine across all Unity Health Toronto hospitals. As CMO, he oversees Unity Health’s 1450 physicians.

A cardiologist and clinician-scientist, Dr. Parker previously served as the Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Brazilian Ball Chair in Cardiovascular Research at St. Michael’s. He was subsequently Physician-in-Chief and Squires-Chalmers Professor in the Department of Medicine.  He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and his contributions to cardiovascular research are recognized with Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

He received his MD from the University of Western Ontario and undertook clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto followed by a Fellowship in Molecular Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, General Cardiology

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): Research related to regulation of cardiac structure and function following myocardial infarction

Personal Statement (optional):

Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=parker+tg&sort=date

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Languages: English

Contact information: Clinical:  416-864-5153

Admin: 416-864-5484

Fax: 416-864-6072

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital site

Medical Director, Heart, Lung, Vascular Program
Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Dr. Howard Leong-Poi is the Medical Director of the Heart, Lung & Vascular Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. He is a Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His clinical interests include cardiac imaging, in particular echocardiography, and clinical cardiology with a focus on ischemic heart disease and valvular heart disease.

His research focuses on the development of ultrasound-targeted gene-based regenerative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. His research has been funded from several granting agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of  Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. He serves on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) and the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography (Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Stress Echocardiography), Contrast Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Ischemic Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): Basic biomedical science, gene therapies and regenerative medicine, clinical cardiology and echocardiography teaching and education

Personal Statement: (optional) 

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology Clinic

Languages: English

Contact Information: 

Direct: 416-864-5642

Admin: 416-864-3404

Clinical: 416-864-5845

Fax: 416-864-5566

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Division Head, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Executive Director, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Unity Health
Keenan Chair in Research Leadership
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Kim Connelly is a Cardiologist and Scientist who is both nationally recognized as an expert in echocardiography, cardiovascular MRI and the impact of diabetes upon cardiac function and ventricular remodeling. Dr. Connelly runs a basic research laboratory at the Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital where he focuses upon basic mechanisms of disease – primarily around the role of pathological extracellular matrix accumulation with a focus upon integrin biology and translating discoveries into therapies in humans.

He has an H-index of 59 and i10-index of 187 (Google scholar), and his work has been cited >11800 times, with publications in journals such as the NEJM, Circulation, Journal of the American college of Cardiology, Circulation Research, Diabetes, Cell Metabolism and Lancet Endocrinology and Diabetes. His work is diverse covering clinical guidelines statements, clinical trials, and preclinical studies along the themes of ventricular remodeling, diabetes, magnetic resonance imaging and
echocardiography. He is a member of the editorial board of various journals such as The Canadian Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diabetology. He has received funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, CIHR, Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Ministry of Ontario and industry sources, totally >$5 million as principal investigator. As a co-investigator, he has been part of >$20 million in funding, from the Ministry of Ontario, HSF, CIHR, CFI and industry sources.

Dr. Connelly has been recognized for his contributions to science by being awarded a HSF clinician scientist award, a CIHR New Investigator Award, an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Ontario, the SC Verma award and the Insulin 100 emerging leader award to celebrate 100 years since the discovery of insulin at University of Toronto, as well as Canadian Cardiovascular Congress YIA 2012. He is past chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular guideline and was chair of the macrovascular complication section for Diabetes Canada CPG 2018.

Dr. Kim Connelly is the executive director of the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science and holds the Keenan Chair in Research Leadership, and is the
head of the Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Includes echocardiography, MRI, sports cardiology, diabetes, obesity, ventricular remodeling, valvular disease, AF and athletes

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): Cardiovascular physiology, in particular the role of prosclerotic cytokines and extracellular matrix upon cardiac diastolic function in disease states such as hypertension and diabetes

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine
Division: Cardiology
Clinics: General and Sports Cardiology
Languages: English

Contact information:
Direct: 416-864-5425
Admin: 416-864-3404
Clinical: 416-864-5845
Fax: 416-864-5566
Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Paul Albrechtsen Professor in Cardiac Prevention and Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Beth Abramson MD is the Paul Albrechtsen Professor in Cardiac Prevention and Women’s Health in the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

She enjoys educating the public on heart health and is a national spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her book, Heart Health for Canadians, published in 2013, aims to help people prevent and understand heart disease. In 2015, she was awarded the prestigious Harold N. Segal award of Merit, in recognition of her many contributions to preventing heart disease amongst Canadians. She is a member of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology Women’s working group, and has co-chaired the American College of Cardiology’s Hypertension working group. In 2021, she was invited to become a member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Council.

In addition, Dr. Abramson is a founding member and inaugural Chair (2018-2020) of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance Education Working Group, which has created an electronic course and toolkit on Women and Heart Disease for MDs. Dr. Abramson’s has also been involved in the North American Menopause Societys’ (NAMS) awareness efforts.

She currently directs a fellowship in Preventive Cardiology at the University of Toronto and has recently established an academic Cardiometabolic Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital to close care gaps. Dr. Abramson also works out of the Toronto Cardiac Clinic.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: preventive cardiology, women’s cardiac health, ambulatory care

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): preventive cardiology, women’s cardiac health, ambulatory care

Publications: (links)

2000 primary panel: CCS Women and Ischemic Heart Disease

2005, 2021 co-chair: CCS Guideline on Peripheral Arterial Disease

2009, 2013, and 2021 primary panel: Canadian Menopause guidelines

2014 primary panel: Canadian guidelines for the management of stable ischemic heart disease.

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology, Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Clinics: General Cardiology and Cardiometabolic Clinic

Contact information: 

Phone: 416-864-5968

Fax: 416-864-6066

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Abdul Al-Hesayen is cardiologist specializing in Heart Failure. He joined St. Michael’s Hospital as a Clinician-Investigator 2005.

Dr. Al-Hesayen’s expertise lies in complex clinical and hemodynamic assessment for valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathy.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: Heart failure, detailed hemodynamic assessment of valvular heart disease and dyspnea NYD

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): Research in heart failure

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: Congestive Heart Failure, General Cardiology Clinic

Contact information: 

Office: 416-864-5952

Administrative Assistance:

Alyssa Quizeo
Tel: 416-864-5201

Clinical Assistance:

Terri-Lynn Plante
Tel: 416-864-5399
Fax: 416-864-5416

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is an attending staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and a full professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Brown University in the USA. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in 1990, followed by a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology from McGill University in 1997. Dr. Chow completed his training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology at McGill University. He then pursued a clinical and research echocardiography fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, before joining the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2001.

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow specializes in non-invasive cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography and stress echocardiography. He serves as the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Chow is a former president of the Canadian Society of Echo (CSE) and the current president of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (CCMS).

Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is an esteemed figure in the field of medical informatics, known for creating widely used medical education software programs like CardioMath and ECG Made Simple. His research focuses on ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease, advancements in non-invasive imaging, and the integration of artificial intelligence for enhanced patient care.

Dr. Chow is a renowned educator, honoured with prestigious teaching awards. He is a prolific researcher and actively participates in global scientific meetings. Additionally, he serves as a media spokesperson and President of the Chinese Canadian Council at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. His dedication to health promotion and research has earned him multiple awards, including the ACCE Best Community Service Award and the Chinese Canadian Legend Award.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: General cardiology, ethnic disparities, non-invasive medical imaging, medical informatics. medical education.

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): on ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease, advancements in non-invasive imaging, medical informativs, and the integration of artificial intelligence for enhanced patient care.

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General cardiology

Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Contact information:

Office: 416-864-6508

Administrative Assistant:

Alyssa Quizeo
Tel: 416-864-5201

Clinical Assistant:

Lanky Lou

Tel: 416-864-3024
Fax: 416-864-5330

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, FitzGerald Academy, University of Toronto

Dr. Jeremy Edwards earned undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and medicine at the University of Toronto before going on to complete postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Subsequently, he completed a two-year fellowship in Echocardiography at St. Michael’s Hospital. He joined the Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto in 2011 as an Adult Cardiologist with a clinical interest in valvular heart disease and interventional echocardiography. He has held a number of medical education leadership roles prior to becoming the FitzGerald Academy Director in October 2021.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise:Valvular heart disease, echocardiography, interventional echocardiography

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): Education

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology

Languages: English

Contact information: 

Clinical: 416-864-5606

Admin: 416-864-5201

Fax: 416-864-6072

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Ge received his medical degree from McGill University in 2010. He completed internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He obtained his cardiology training at the University of Toronto and returned to Boston for a clinical and research fellowship in multimodality cardiovascular imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

His clinical and research interests focus on the applications of advanced cardiac imaging to improve patient care and outcomes. His work has received awards from the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT/MRI.

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinic: General Cardiology

Languages: Chinese, English, French

Contact information:

Phone: 416-864-5062

Fax: 416-864-5566

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Associate Head, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Co-Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Shaun Goodman is a Staff Cardiologist and Associate Head in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Neurosciences from University of Toronto, after which he
completed his MD at McMaster University. Dr. Goodman completed his training in Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Residency at the University of Toronto. He completed his Cardiology Research Fellowship and a Masters of Sciences in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.

Currently, Dr. Shaun Goodman is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a Consultant to the Canadian Heart Research Centre (CHRC). He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta and a Co-Director of the Canadian VIGOUR (Virtual Coordinating Centre for Global Collaborative Cardiovascular Research) Centre (CVC).

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: General cardiology

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): Facilitating collaborative randomized clinical trials, observational, and knowledge translation research related to cardiovascular disease.

Department: Medicine
Division: Cardiology
Clinics: Nuclear Cardiology
Languages: English

Contact information:

Office: 416-864-5722
Clinical: 416-864-5722
Admin: 416-864-5722
Fax: 416-864-5407

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Director, Robert McRae Heart Health Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Graham graduated from Queen’s University and did postgraduate training in internal medicine at McGill and in cardiology at Stanford in California.

He was chief of the Cardiology Division at the Wellesley Central Hospital prior to coming to St. Michael’s in 1998. He is the founding Medical Director of the Robert McRae Heart Health Unit where he has been developing systems to ensure the highest value patient centered and team-based ambulatory care. Dr. Graham is also a
professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Graham is also a long-standing leadership volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation where he is an honorary Director. He has been involved in the development of prehospital cardiac care services and CPR training for the public. He has received the Order of Canada in recognition of this work. He also assists the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in their support of the mission of the hospital.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: General cardiology
Academic Interests: Quality Improvement
Publications: Link

Department: Medicine
Division: Cardiology
Clinics: General Cardiology

Contact information:
Admin: 416-864-5495
Clinical: 416-864-5602
Location: St. Michael’s Hospital – Robert McRae Heart Health Unit

Staff Interventional Cardiologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Director, St. Michael’s Hospital
Medical Director, Complex PCI/CTO, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. John J. Graham attained his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with first class honours in Neuroscience through University of Glasgow, before obtaining a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBChB) with Commendation from the same institution. Dr. Graham has also completed a postgraduate medical diploma through the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP).

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: complex coronary angioplasty and CTO PCI; SCAD/FMD; renal denervation for hypertension

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD/FMD), Complex coronary angioplasty and Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

Languages: English

Contact information: 

Clinic (Ms. T. Plante) T: 416-864-5846 F: 416-864-5914

Fellowship administration (Ms. K. Giles) T: 416-864-6060 ext 3461; F: 416-864-5914

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Director, Interventional Cardiology Research, St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Dr. Michael Kutryk received his MSc, PhD and MD degrees from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He completed Specialty Certification in Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Training in Cardiology at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kutryk’s training in cardiology was followed by a four-year post-doctoral research and clinical training program in Interventional Cardiology at Erasmus University and University Hospital Rotterdam – Dijkzigt. Dr. Kutryk is currently an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto, Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and Director of Cardiology Program at Sault Area Hospital. He leads a basic research lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute dedicated to translating basic science findings to clinical application. Dr. Kutryk’s areas of expertise include endothelial progenitor cell biology, gene therapy for vascular diseases, cell based gene therapy strategies, angiogenesis, and miRNA signaling in health and disease. His lab has been very successful in taking promising new treatment strategies from concept through preclinical assessment, through to major, multicentre clinical trials. Recently, his research has focused on tissue engineered vascular grafts and cardiac valves and epigenetic regulation of genes related to Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, a disease of disregulated angiogenesis.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: endothelial progenitor cell biology, gene therapy for vascular diseases, cell based gene therapy strategies, angiogenesis, and miRNA signaling in health and disease

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): tissue engineered vascular grafts and cardiac valves and epigenetic regulation of genes related to Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology

Languages spoken: English, Ukrainian

Contact information: 

Phone: 416-864-5174

Fax: 416-864-5989

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Director, Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Gordon Moe is a staff Cardiologist, a Heart Failure Specialist, and the current Director of the of Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. In addition, he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Clinician/Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from University of Toronto, and received internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and cardiology training at Queen’s University. He has also completed research training at The University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moe is a Diplomate, and has received certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Moe served in numerous industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials as principal investigator. He authored multiple peer-reviewed journals and continues to serve on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Journal, to name a few.

Dr. Moe is one of the recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Queen Elizabeth II (Distinction), in 2012 for his dedicated service to peers, community, and Canada. He was also the past Co-Chair/Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Consensus Conference Guidelines of Heart Failure from 2010 to 2014. In addition, he was the past Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Committee and continues working as a member of the Primary Panel of the Committee.

More recently, he created the first Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital and begins to play a leadership role in managing this condition in Ontario with new research and knowledge translation.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Heart Failure Care

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): translational research; cardiac remodeling and biomarkers in heart failure; ethnicity in cardiovascular diseases

Personal Statement (optional):

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Contact information:

Heart Failure Clinic:

Phone: 416-864-5192
Fax: 416-864-5330

General Cardiology Clinic: 

Phone: 416-864-5319

Fax: 416-864-5330

Administrative Office:

Phone: 416-864-5615

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unity, St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Juan Carlos Monge graduated from the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine and did his internship and Internal Medicine training at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then completed a four-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland specializing in lipid disorders. Subsequently he pursued his clinical training in Cardiology at the Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Monge assumed his first faculty position at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University in Montreal in 1990 and moved to St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in 1995.

His research interests included Endothelial Dysfunction, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and the effects of sex hormones on the cardiovascular system. He has been the recipient of numerous Heart and Stroke Foundation and CIHR grants. Dr. Monge is the author of numerous research publications as well as clinical reviews and has been invited to present in multiple national and international scientific meetings. His clinical interests include resistant hypertension, assessment of cardiovascular risk, primary and secondary prevention of coronary disease, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization (coronary angiography, cardiac hemodynamics and assessment of valvular heart disease).

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: hypertension, cardiac disease, assessment of cardiovascular risk, primary and secondary prevention of coronary disease, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, the effects of sex hormones on the cardiovascular system

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact information: 

Phone: 416-864-5463

Fax: 416-864-5974

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Cardiologist-Echocardiographer, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Geraldine Ong is a highly accomplished Cardiologist-Echocardiographer, Clinician Investigator, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital.

Dr. Ong specializes in Interventional Echocardiography and is an esteemed St. Michael’s Structural Heart Team member. She earned her medical degree at the University of Montreal in Montreal and completed her post-graduate training at Laval University in Quebec City. She pursued a Fellowship in Echocardiography at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Fellowship in Interventional Echocardiography at Columbia University/Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Her qualifications include specialist certificates in Cardiology and Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and she has successfully passed the Special Competence Examination in Adult Echocardiography conducted by the National Board of Echocardiography.

Dr. Ong’s remarkable achievements have been acknowledged with prestigious awards, such as the Polo Chair in Cardiology Young Investigator Award, and she was a finalist in the Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award Competition.

Her primary research focus revolves around disseminating knowledge about the clinical efficacy and outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter valvular interventions, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness and improving patient care. Dr. Ong is particularly passionate about fostering multidisciplinary and multicentre collaborations to extend the global impact of innovative technologies. Her clinical and research interests also include aortic valve disease and aortopathy. She is a co- investigator in many multicentric registries for patients with aortopathy and connective tissue disease. As an early-career investigator, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. She is a sought-after speaker and has delivered lectures and presentations at numerous cardiology national and international meetings.

As a devoted educator, Dr. Ong is deeply committed to developing the next generation of leaders in cardiology. She views this responsibility as integral to her success as an academic physician. She remains dedicated to teaching residents and fellows, enabling them to attain a high level of competence in cardiology. Additionally, she takes pride in mentoring her trainees, instilling in them the qualities of sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and progressiveness that are essential for future leaders in the field.

Her teaching efforts are concentrated in the following areas: echocardiography and interventional echocardiography, general cardiology, and research supervision.

Dr. Geraldine Ong’s contributions to the field of cardiology and echocardiography have left a lasting impact, and she continues to be a driving force in advancing medical knowledge and patient care.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: interventional echocardiography.
Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.): teaching/education; disseminating knowledge about the clinical efficacy and
outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter valvular interventions

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine
Division: Cardiology, Interventional Echocardiography
Clinics: Cardiology Clinic, Structural Heart
Languages: English, French

Contact information:
Office: 416-864-6508
Administrative Assistant:
Alyssa Quizeo
Clinical Assistant (Cardiology Clinic):
Stacy Caissie
Tel: 416-864-5376
Fax: 416-864-6021
Clinical Assistant (Structural Clinic):
Claire Daren Macabunga

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto

Dr. Andrew Yan received his medical degree and his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto.  As the recipient of a Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowship Award, he completed a 2-year clinical research fellowship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.  He was the recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and his work has been supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Andrew Yan is a member of the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He is cross-appointed to the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He is also a Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Cardiac MRI; Acute coronary syndrome; Risk factor modification.

Academic Interests (Research, Teaching/Education, Quality Improvement etc.):  clinical registries and clinical trials, risk stratification and treatment patterns in acute coronary syndromes, and novel applications of cardiac MRI in clinical practice and research.

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: General Cardiology

Languages: English, Cantonese

Contact information:

Office Number: 416-864-5465

Clinical: 416-864-5742

Admin: 416-864-5465

Fax: 416-864-6065

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Location

St. Michael’s Hospital

30 Bond St.,
Toronto, ON
M5B 1W8
The main entrance is located near Queen St. East and Victoria St. The Bond St. entrance is not open to the public at this time.