In November Dr Bruce McManus was named the inaugural director of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital. Launched in June 2007, Providence Heart + Lung Institute merges and integrates all of Providence’s heart and lung research, education, and care programs under one umbrella. It is the only such institute of its kind in Canada.
In his 6-year appointment (2000–2006) as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Dr McManus led the development and implementation of a strategic research plan for Canada to address outstanding questions related to cardiac, respiratory, vascular, brain, blood, critical care, and sleep disorders and diseases.
St. Paul’s Hospital cardiac program provides a broad spectrum of cardiovascular care including healthy heart programs, adult congenital heart disease care, heart failure, heart transplantation, heart valve replacement without the need for surgery, and several other areas. Research and care are closely linked and will be further developed together in the Heart + Lung Institute.
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