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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) (
2002-13: Lab Founder and Director, Laboratory Research, Division of Cardiac Surgery, UOHI (
2010-: Professor, Surgery and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, uOttawa
2013-: M. Pitfield Chair, Professor and Head of Cardiac Surgery, UOHI and uOttawa
2014-: Editor, Cardiovascular Surgery Themed Issue, Circulation (
2015-7: Chair, Council on Cardio-Vascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association
2019-: Canadian Director, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (
2020-: Associate Editor, Circulation
2020-: President, Canadian Cardiovascular Society (

Other Interests

Non-Sternotomy Multivessel Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
Non-Sternotomy Valve Surgery
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Peer-to-Peer Teaching of Advanced Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Off-Pump Multi-Arterial Coronary Bypass Grafting (non-sternotomy & sternotomy)
Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Extended Septal Myomectomy / Mitral Valve Repair for HCM
Complex Redo Cardiac Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Surgical Innovation and Outcomes
Surgical Ethics and Clinical Trials
Angiogenesis and Myocardial Regeneration
Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care


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Additional Educational Information

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

Practice Areas

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