William  Kent

Dr. William Kent



Cardiac Surgeon

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences

Clinical Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences

Surgical Director

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program


Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.944.5480

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FRCSC, University of Calgary,

Educational Background

MSc Western University,

MD Queen's University,

Fellowship Western University ,


Dr. William Kent is a cardiac surgeon whose practice focuses on valve surgery and mechanical circulatory support. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kent is particularly interested in minimally invasive mitral valve repair and aortic valve surgery, including aortic valve and root repair as well as the Ross procedure.

Dr. Kent completed his undergraduate BA and MSc degrees in Neuroscience at Western University before obtaining his MD and FRCSC in General Surgery at Queen’s University. He began his Cardiac Surgery training at the University of Alberta and then continued his residency training at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kent then completed a Fellowship in complex valve surgery, transplant and mechanical circulatory support at Northwestern University in Chicago, before joining the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in 2013. His current position is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Cardiac Surgery. He leads the Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Program and is Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.


Areas of Research

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic and Mitral Valve Repair, Mechanical Circulatory Support