Vascular Researchers

  1. Sofia Ahmed

    Associate Professor

    Lead, Women's Cardiovascular Research Collaborative

    Research Areas: women's cardiovascular health, kidney disease 

  2. Imtiaz Ali

    Clinical Professor

    Research Areas: Cardiac Surgery techniques, devices

  3. Faisal Alqoofi

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research Areas: 

  4. Todd Anderson

    Professor

    Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

    Head, Department of Cardiac Sciences

    Research Areas: Atherosclerosis; Endothelial dysfunction

  5. Jehangir Appoo

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: Chronic and Acute thoracic aortic pathology; Thoracic EndoVascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)

    Calgary Thoracic Aortic Program website

     

  6. Hamid Banijamali

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Nuclear cardiology

  7. David Montero Barril

    Assistant Professor 

    Research areas: Blood volume regulation; Blood volume-cardiac interactions; Heart failure/diabetes pathophysiology; Aerobic capacity

  8. Ellen D. Burgess

    Dr. Ellen Burgess

    Research areas: Hypertension and diabetes; informed consent in bioethics

  9. Sonia Butalia

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: diabetes, community health

  10. Norman Campbell

    Professor

    Research areas: hypertension

  11. Francois Charbonneau

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research area: Vascular biology

  12. Michael Curtis

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: detection and treatment of angina and heart attacks

  13. Alun Edwards

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: Clinical trials - diabetes and vascular disease, health services innovation and research, health policy

  14. Charlene Elliott

    Associate Professor

    Tier II CRC Food Marketing

    Research areas: children and media studies; food marketing/branding intellectual property; Obesity and public health; sensorial communication; taste and communication

  15. Richard Frayne

    Professor

    Associate member

    Research areas: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; MRI; Vascular Disease

  16. William Ghali

    Professor

    Scientific Director, O'Brien Institute for Public Health

    Principal, University of Calgary World Helath Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Disease Classifications and Health Information

    Research areas: health services quality of care outcomes and processes of care; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; venous vascular disease; epidemiology; clinical epidemiology

  17. David Goodhart

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: 

  18. Alex Gregory

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Cardiovascular physiology; Aortic biomechanics; Speckle tracking echocardiography; Transfusion and coagulation; Enhanced recovery
    Neuro-protection and neurologic outcomes in aortic surgery; Perioperative clinical trials

  19. Doug Hamilton

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: 

  20. Bryan Har

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: 

  21. Brenda Hemmelgarn

    Professor

    Head, Department of Community Health Sciences

    Research areas: health services research

     

  22. Robert Herman

    Professor

    Research areas: 

  23. Bobby Heydari

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: 

  24. Michael D Hill

    Professor

    Associate member

    Research areas: Stroke

  25. Andrew Howarth

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: imaging 

  26. Jonathan G Howlett

    Clinical Professor

    Research areas: clinical trial research in heart failure, end of life care, evaluation of health care delivery systems, healthcare outcomes, and knowledge translation

  27. Russell Douglas Hull

    Professor

    Research areas: thrombosis

  28. Debra L. Isaac

    Clinical Professor

    Research areas: physiology and management of congestive heart failure

  29. Matthew James

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: nephrology

  30. Angela Kealey

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: general cardiology, heart disease in women and heart disease in pregnancy

  31. William Kent

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Director, Residency Training Program Cardiac Surgery; Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Program 

    Research areas: minimally invasive mitral; aortic valve surgery; aortic valve repair

  32. Kathryn M. King-Shier

    Professor

    Research areas: Cardiac surgery recovery; cardiac risk factor modification; health decision-making; secondary prevention

  33. Merril Knudtson

    Professor

    principal investigator, APPROACH 

    Research areas: long term outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease

  34. Alexander Leung

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Hypertension, diabetes, and cardiometabolic disorders

     

  35. Carmen Lydell

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: novel clinical applications of CT and MRI for cardiac and aortic imaging; evaluating the long-term clinical impact of using MRI and CT imaging in the management of cardiovascular disease

  36. Jennifer M. MacRae

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: 

  37. Braden J. Manns

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: practical application and methodological aspects of economic evaluation; measurement of health outcomes (including health-related quality of life (HRQOL); measurement of health care costs.

  38. Andrew McRae

    Assistant Professor

    Research Director, Emergency Medicine

    Research areas: Acute coronary syndromes; Risk prediction; Cardiovascular outcomes; Cardiovascular emergencies

  39. Amy Metcalfe

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: pregnancy, women's health

  40. Stefan Mustata

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: 

  41. Rajkishan K. Narine

    Research Associate Professor

    Research areas: 

  42. Kara Nerenberg

    Assistant Professor

    Chair, Women’s Heart and Brain Health Mid-Career (Heart and Stroke Foundation)

    Research areas: hypertension during pregnancy

     

  43. Teresa M. Kieser

    Associate Professor

    Cardiac Surgeon

    Research areas: 

  44. Doreen Rabi

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sex and gender, drug efficacy and effectiveness, meta-analysis

  45. Pietro Ravani

    Professor

    Research areas: 

  46. Nairne Scott-Douglas

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas:

  47. Ronald J. Sigal

    Professor

    Research areas: clinical trials and cohort studies related to physical activity, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  48. Leslie Skeith

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: pregnancy, venous thromboembolism, thrombophilia, obstetrical complications, medical education

  49. James A. Stone

    Clinical Professor Consultant Cardiologist

    Research areas: cardiovascular disease prevention, the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular risk stratification, cardiac rehabilitation, and chronic cardiovascular disease care.

  50. Deepa Suryanarayan

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Direct oral anticoagulants, Thrombosis, VTE, Cancer
    Vascular Health & Disease - P2 Cardiovascular Health

  51. Lee Anne Tibbles

    Associate Professor

    Associate Member

    Research areas: immunology

  52. Marcello Tonelli

    Professor

    Senior Associate Dean (Health Research); Associate Vice President (Health Research) Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

    Director, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Research areas: Chronic kidney disease and other noncommunicable diseases

  53. Jason Weatherald

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Wave intensity analysis, risk stratification, pulmonary arterial hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, clinical trials

  1. Darrell Belke

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Lead, Cardiovascular Physiology Core

    Associate member

    Research areas: Heart Failure; Mouse Models; Gene Therapy; Cardiac metabolism

  2. Andrew P Braun

    Professor

    Research areas: KCa channels; nitric oxide; calcium; myogenic tone; endothelium; smooth muscle; vasodilation

  3. Sarah J. Childs

    Assistant Professor

    Associate member

    Research areas: Molecular and Development Genetics

  4. William C. Cole

    Professor 

    Research areas: vascular smooth muscle, arterial resistance vessels, blood pressure regulation, potassium channels, transient receptor potential non-selective cation channels, membrane potential, patch clamp, calcium sensitization, myosin light chain phosphatase, intracellular calcium concentration

  5. Elena Di Martino

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: Cardiovascular biomechanics, abdominal aortic aneurysms, mechanics of the left atrium, organ and tissue michanobiology: linking mechanics to cardiovascular pathologies, biosolid mechanics, biological tissue testing, medical imaging, multi-physics computational methods

  6. Yu Gui

    Research Assistant Professor

    Research areas: 

  7. Morley D. Hollenberg

    Professor

    Associate member

    Research areas: signalling property of proteinases;  biosynthesis and actions of peptide hormones; molecular pharmacology and pathophysiology of receptor-mediated signaling by growth factors and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). 

  8. David C.W. Lau

    Professor

    Research areas: paracrine/autocrine, and/or endocrine factors regulating fat cell proliferation and differentiation in health and obesity

     

  9. Renaud Leguillette

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Dynamics of myosin smooth muscle filaments; Airway smooth muscle cells mechanics; Equine recurrent airway obstruction (or heaves)

  10. Jonathan Lytton

    Professor

    Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    Research area: control of calcium homeostasis; potassium-dependent Na/Ca-exchangers abundant in brain neurons

  11. Justin A. MacDonald

    Professor

    Research areas: protein structure & function; protein phosphorylation; protein kinases and phosphatases; inflammation and the NOD-like receptors; cardiovascular biology, smooth muscle

  12. Edward O'Brien

    Professor

    Research areas: Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis; Biological Mechanisms of Vascular Repair

     
     
     

  13. Vaibhav Patel

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: heart failure, cardiac remodeling, diabetic cardiovascular complications, vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, intercellular communications, perivascular adipose tissue

  14. Kristina (Tina) Rinker

    Associate Professor

    Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education

    Research areas: Role of fluid flow in changes in cellular gene expression and alteration of cell and tissue function 

  15. Jennifer Thompson

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: vascular biology, fetal programming, adverse pregnancy, diabetes, obesity

  16. Pierre-Yves von der Weid

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: Lymphatic system, lymphatic vessels, inflammation, inflammatory mediators, prostaglandin, edema, smooth muscle, contraction, electrophysiology, membrane potential

  17. Norman C.W. Wong

    Professor

    Research areas: Gene therapy to produce insulin in liver cells. We are interested in transplanting the human insulin gene into the liver and have it express but more importantly secrete mature insulin in response to glucose. * Regulation of apolipoprotein gene expression. We are interested in understanding the hormonal control of selected apolipoprotein genes that are expressed in the liver.

  18. Xi-Long Zheng

    Professor

    Research areas: mechanisms underlying the proliferation and differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells with the aim of isolating and characterizeing the adult progenitor cells in the vasculature

  19. John Tyberg

    Emeritus Professor 

    Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Cardiac Sciences

     

  20. Ejaife Agbani

    Adjunct Research Assistant Professor

  1. Julio Garcia Flores

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research Areas: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Flow Hemodynamics, Experimental Models

  2. Paul Fedak

    Professor

    Director, Marlene and Don Campbell Translational Research Laboratory

    Research areas: epicardial infarct repair; human cardiac fibrosis; inflammation based remodelling; bicuspid aortic valve hemodynamics; adhesive enhanced sternal closure

  3. Dana Olstad

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Nutrition, Policy, Dietary behaviours, Dietary patterns, Obesity, Socioeconomic inequities, Food environments, Health promotion, Public health, Mixed methods

  4. Aaron Phillips

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas: Neurostimulation, autonomic plasticity, autonomic control of cardiovascular function

  5. Marc J. Poulin

    Professor

    Research areas: cerebrovascular regulation, control of breathing, hypoxia, hypercapnia, obstructive sleep apnea, stroke, healthy aging, altitude acclimatization, exercise, nitric oxide