William Kent

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiac Sciences

Cardiac Surgeon

Cardiac Sciences

Surgical Director

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program


Western, 2001


Queen's University, 2003


University of Calgary, 2012


Northwestern University, 2013

Contact information


Office: 403.944.5480

Research and teaching

Research areas

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


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.


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PGME  - Outstanding Commitment to Residency Award - 2020