Scott McClure

Cardiac Surgeon

Dept. of Cardiac Sciences, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Associate Professor

Dept. of Cardiac Sciences


Calgary Aortic Program

Cardiac Surgeon

Calgary Aortic Clinic


University of Calgary, 2004

SM - (Master of Science)

Harvard School of Public Health, 2008

Contact information


Office: 1.403.944.6378


Clinical Research

  • Health Policy
  • Aortic Disease Management
  • Clinical Outcomes Research


Dr. McClure is a Cardiac Surgeon with a directed focus toward Aortic Surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Calgary Aortic Program and a Clinical Associate Professor within the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Degrees and Training: Fellowship, Thoracic Aortic Surgery at University of Pennsylvania (2012-2013), Fellowship, Adult Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University (2011-2012), FRCSC Cardiac Surgery, Western University (2011), MS Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health (2008), MD University of Calgary (2004). Specializes in surgical treatment of complex aorta disease. Clinical research interests include health policy initiatives with respect to aortic disease management in addition to clinical outcome studies.


McClure RS, Berry RF, Dagenais F et al. The many care models to treat thoracic aortic disease in Canada – A nationwide survey of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons, CJC Open (2021), doi:

McClure RS, Brogly SB, Lajkosz K et al. Economic burden and healthcare resource use for thoracic aortic dissections and thoracic aortic aneurysms: a population-based cost-of-illness analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jun 2;9(11):e014981. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014981

McClure RS, Brogly SB, Lajkosz K et al. Epidemiology and management of thoracic aortic dissections and thoracic aortic aneurysms in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;155(6):2254-2264.e4 doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.105

El-Hamamsy, Ouzounian M, Demers P, McClure S et al. State-of-the-Art Surgical Management of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Can J Cardiol
. 2016 Jan;32(1):100-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.07.736. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

McClure RS, McGurk S, Cevasco M et al. Late outcomes comparison of nonelderly patients with stented bioprosthetic and mechanical valves in the aortic position: a propensity-matched analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov;148(5):1931-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.12.042.