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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave.
Administrative Assistant (clinical): Beverley Ross
Dr. Wijeysundera is an interventional cardiologist with a specific interest in transcatheter aortic valve implantation and coronary chronic total occlusions. He is the medical director of the Sunnybrook Regional ST-segment myocardial infarction program.
Senior Administrative Assistant (research): Tasneem Dalal
- PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
- MD, University of British Columbia, Canada
- FRCP, internal medicine and cardiology, U of T, Canada
- FCCS, fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Appointment & Affiliations:
- Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
- Staff cardiologist, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Associate professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T
- Associate professor, department of medicine, division of cardiology, U of T
- Associate member, school of graduate studies, U of T
- Investigator, Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative, U of T
- Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, U of T
- Health services research
- Health technology assessment
Dr. Wijeysundera's research program focuses on health technology assessments predominantly in cardiovascular disease using decision analytic models, which are populated and validated using real-world administrative data for clinical outcomes and health care costs. This work was recognized by the 2011 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Award, a Distinguished Clinician Scientist Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (formerly known as the Ministry of Research and Innovation).
Using these techniques Dr. Wijeysundera has collaborated with multiple decision-making groups, including the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario to produce policy relevant research. He is a member of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee and the Canadian Drug Expert Committee.
Related News and Stories:
- From the heart: summer student digs into research into advanced cardiac care (July 22, 2016)
- A celebration of cardiac research: Researchers showcase heart program’s cutting-edge work (Nov. 25, 2015)
- HOT: The Heart Outcomes Team is Steering Prevention, Practice and Policy: New studies show Canadians have a long way to go toward achieving ideal cardiovascular health; chest pain patients do best when seen after leaving emergency room; and better criteria might be needed for selecting who should have coronary angiography (from 2015 SRI Magazine)
- A Tale of Two Heart Procedures: Surgery vs. angioplasty: research settles the great debate (from 2013 SRI Magazine)
- Competition spurs high scores: Scientists secure funding with federal agency (July 25, 2013)
- Million-dollar heart research (June 30, 2011)
- Fewer Ontarians dying of heart disease (May 12, 2010)
- U of T profile, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
- Toronto Health Economics Technology Assessment collaborative