Dr. Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP (C), FACC is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function and holder of the Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function. She is Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital.
Dr. Ross is a world-leading heart failure and heart transplant physician. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is the premier cardiac centre in Canada and provides innovative and compassionate care to approximately 55,000 patients annually.
Dr. Ross is a widely recognised authority on heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, her cardiology training at Dalhousie University, and her postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University, California. She earned her Masters Degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ross has also served as the President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation in 2005, and was an executive member of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation from 2002 through 2005. She was also the Secretary Treasurer 2007-2010. Dr. Ross has been a Supervisor for the CIHR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine since 2002, the Course Director (2007-2014) and Program Advisory Committee Chair and Co-Investigator (2008-2014). She Chaired the ISHLT Master Academy in Heart Failure in 2010. She was Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation (2007-2010) and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Dr. Ross has served 5 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council, 3 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Executive and on the Board of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy. She was the Secretary Treasurer for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy 2010-2012. She is currently on the executive of the Heart Failure Society of America and is the President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. She has published over 200 articles and won numerous teaching awards.
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