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Vivek Rao

Vivek Rao, M.D., Ph.D.

Toronto General Hospital
4N-464, 200 Elizabeth Street.
Toronto, ON  M5G 2C4
1 416 340-3562
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Queen's University (pre-med)
University of Toronto (MD, 1992)
University of Toronto General Surgery Residency (1993-94)
University of Toronto Surgical Scientist (1994-97)
University of Toronto (PhD, 1998)
University of Toronto Cardiac Surgery Residency (1997-00)
Columbia University Transplant/Mechanical Assist Fellowship (2000-2001)
Assistant Professor of Surgery 2001
Associate Professor of Surgery 2004
DeGasperis Chair in Heart Failure Surgery 2007
Professor of Surgery 2010
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital (2011-present)
Munk Chair in Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics (2011-present)

Other Interests

Aortic Valve Surgery
Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
Cell Transplantation
Myocardial Protection
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure