Institutional Members

The group of Intensivist at Hopital du Sacré Coeur de Montreal is dedicated to the care of Cardiac, Trauma, Neuro and general systems ICU patients. We look after more than 550 cardiac surgical patients yearly and provide support to patients with complications of acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and post cardiac arrest.
Our surgical group is composed of 12 surgeons in three institutions, l'Institut de cardiologie de Montreal et l'Hopital du Sacré Coeur de Montreal and l'Hopital Ste-Justine, providing more than 2300 surgical procedures yearly. We perform all types of cardiac surgical procedures including on and off pump CABG, valvular surgery, minimally invasive aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgeries, pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery, heart transplants and VADs, as well as transcatheter valve implants.

Chartered Members

Dave Nagpal
London, ON
Clinician scientist interested in understanding the mechanisms responsible for the development of heart failure.
Rakesh Arora
CR3012 - 369 Tache Ave. St. Boniface General Hospital/I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H2A7
Dr. Rakesh C. Arora was born in London, Ontario and obtained a Baccalaureate of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. From there, he next achieved his Medical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1996 before moving to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia to undergo his Cardiac Surgery Residency. During his time in his residency in Dalhousie, he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Department of Anatomy/Neurobiology under the supervision of Drs. Andrew Armour and David Hopkins in the field of neurocardiology. More recently, after completing two further years of training at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Arora has the distinct honour of being first Canadian cardiac surgeon to complete formal training in critical care medicine. In this regard, his clinical investigations have been directed at developing an expertise in the peri-operative care of the patients with cardiovascular disease. This has involved investigating ideal physician staffing models in the intensive care unit as well as several other factors that impact patient outcomes such as surgery following acute coronary syndromes, delirium, blood conservation, inflammation and others. Dr. Arora joined the Cardiac Sciences Program and the Section of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba as an Academic Clinician Scientist in 2006, where he devotes a large proportion of time towards translational research. He has also a strong interest in fostering the development of future clinician-scientists and has supervised several resident trainees and undergraduate students. Dr. Arora is the co-founder of the the CANadian CARdiovascular critical carE (CANCARE ) Society and inaugural Chair of the Society.
Richard Novick
London, ON
I am a cardiac surgeon and intensivist with research interests in outcomes research and patient safety-organizational issues. I also serve as Chair of the Cardiac Surgery Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Rohit K. Singal
Winnipeg, MB
Yoan Lamarche
Montréal, QC
Clinical training as a Cardiac Surgeon and Intensivist at the Université de Montréal and University of British Columbia. Research training at the Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal on pulmonary dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass. Currently Cardiac Surgeon and Intensivist at the Montreal Heart Institute and Hopital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. Reasearch interests in systems of care for the cardiac surgical patient in the Intensive care unit and mechanical support in severe heart failure.
Cecilia Nishi
Vancouver, BC
Costas Schulze
Edmonton, AB
Kendeep Kaila
Edmonton, AB
Mark Liszkowski
Montreal, QC
Cardiologist and Critical Care medicine physician.
Sheldon Magder
Montreal, QC