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Alexander Dick, MD, FRCP, FRCPC

Affiliate scientist

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Room H-3408A
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7


  • BA, 1988, History, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • B.Sc., 1990, Biochemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MD, 1994, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • FRCP, 1997, Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • FRCPC, 2000, Cardiology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2001, Interventional Cardiology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2003, Interventional MRI, National Institutes of Health, USA

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Cardiovascular MRI for disease assessment/intervention guidance
  • Regenerative medicine in cardiovascular disease

Research Summary:

Dr. Dick's research interests are in cardiovascular imaging and regenerative medicine, including the following:

  • cardiovascular MRI for the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease;
  • the image guidance of new interventional treatment procedures;
  • the delivery of stem cell therapies for myocardial regeneration following myocardial infarction; and
  • the in vivo quantification and measurement of efficacy of stem cell therapies.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

    1. Dick AJ, Guttman MA, Raman VK, Peters DC, Hill JM, Smith S, Scott G, McVeigh ER, Lederman RJ, Magnetic Resonance Fluoroscopy Enables Targeted Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Infarct Borders in Swine, Circulation. 2003 Dec 9;108(23):2899-904.
    2. Dick AJ, Raman VK, Raval AN, Guttman MA, Thompson RB, Ozturk C, Peters DC, Stine AM, Wright VJ, Schenke WH, Lederman RJ, Invasive human magnetic resonance imaging: feasibility during revascularization in a combined XMR suite, CCI, 2004.
    3. AJ Dick, VK Raman, MA Guttman, DC Peters, ER McVeigh, RJ Lederman, MRI-Guided Drug and Cell Injection Therapies for Heart Disease, in Lardo, Fayad, Fuster, & Chronos (eds.), Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Established and Emerging Applications 1/e, London: Martin Dunitz, 2003.

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