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Marc Ruel


University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Suite 3402
Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7
1 613 696-7288
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


2002-: Attending Cardiac Surgeon, University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)
2002-5: Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa (uOttawa)
2002-13: Director of Laboratory Research, Division of Cardiac Surgery, UOHI
2005-10: Associate Professor of Surgery, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Epidemiology, uOttawa
2005: Young Professor Award, Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
2007: Gold Medal in Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2008-: Cardiac Surgery Research Chair, UOHI
2010-: Professor of Surgery and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa
2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2013-: P. Michael Pitfield Chair, Professor and Head, Cardiac Surgery, UOHI and uOttawa
2014-: Editor, Cardiovascular Surgery Theme, Circulation
2015-7: Chairman, Council on Cardio-Vascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association

Other Interests

Non-Sternotomy, Minimally Invasive Multivessel Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
Non-Sternotomy, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Off-Pump Multi-Arterial Coronary Bypass Grafting (Non-Sternotomy and Open)
Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Peer-to-Peer Teaching of Advanced Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Techniques
Complex Redo Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Trials
Surgical and Research Ethics
Surgical Outcomes and Technical Innovation
Longitudinal Analysis and Quantitative Research Methods
Angiogenesis and Myocardial Regeneration

Additional Educational Information

1990-1994: M.D. Cum Laude (uOttawa)
1994-2000: Resident in General Surgery (Universite Laval) & Cardiac Surgery (uOttawa); FRCSC in Cardiac Surgery
2000-2002: Fellow in Angiogenesis, Vascular Biology & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (Harvard Medical School)
2001-2002: M.P.H. in Quantitative Research Methods (Harvard School of Public Health)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Aorta
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Basic science
  • Cardiac
  • Professional Affairs
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary disease
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Great vessels
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Medical technology
  • Robotic
  • Transcatheter
  • Pericardium
  • Transplant
  • Heart Transplant
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Valve disease