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Marc Ruel


University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Suite 3402
Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7
1 613 761-4893
1 613 761-5367 (fax)
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1990-1994: M.D. cum laude (University of Ottawa)
1994-2000: Resident in General Surgery (Laval University) & Cardiac Surgery (Ottawa); FRCSC
2000-2002: Fellow in Angiogenesis, Vascular Biology & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (Harvard)
2001-2002: M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods (Harvard School of Public Health)
2002-: Attending Cardiac Surgeon, U of Ottawa Heart Institute
2002-5: Assistant Professor of Surgery, U of Ottawa
2002-13: Director of Laboratory Research, Division of Cardiac Surgery, U of Ottawa
2005-10: Associate Professor of Surgery, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Epidemiology, U of Ottawa
2005: Young Professor Award, Faculty of Medicine, U of Ottawa
2007: Gold Medal in Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2008-: Cardiac Surgery Research Chair, U of Ottawa Heart Institute
2010-: Professor of Surgery and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, U of Ottawa
2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2013-: P. Michael Pitfield Chair, Professor and Head, Cardiac Surgery, U of Ottawa
2014-: Editor, Cardiovascular Surgery Supplement/Themed Issue, Circulation
2015-: Chairman, Council on Cardio-Vascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association


Minimally Invasive Multi-Vessel Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
Multi-Arterial Coronary Bypass Grafting (Minimally Invasive and Open)
Minimally Invasive / Right Anterior Thoracotomy Valve Surgery
Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Angiogenesis and Myocardial Regeneration
Surgical and Research Ethics
Surgical Outcomes and Technical Innovation
Longitudinal Data Analysis and Clinical Research Methods
Advanced Surgical Education / Teaching of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Techniques

Practice Areas

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Arch
  • Aortic Root
  • Ascending Aorta
  • Thoracic Aorta
  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Disease - Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive CABG
  • Off-pump Bypass
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Myocardial Protection
  • Great Vessels
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure - Congestive
  • Heart Failure - Ischemic
  • Heart Failure - Nonischemic
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • ECMO
  • VAD
  • Medical Technology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mid-CABG
  • Mini-Sternotomy AVR
  • Port Access Cardiac Surgery
  • Transapical TAVR
  • Professional Affairs
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Transplantation - Heart
  • Tricuspid
  • Valve Disease
  • Catheter-Based Treatments