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Stephen Fremes, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC, FACP, FACC


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H4 05
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6073
Fax: 416-480-4439

Administrative Assistant: Maria Vicencio
Phone: 416-480-6073


  • MD, 1979, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1984, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCSC, 1987, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canada
  • FACP, 1992, American College of Chest Physicians, USA
  • FACC, 1993, American College of Cardiology, USA

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Staff, cardiac surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies
  • Professor, department of surgery (cardiac), University of Toronto
  • Member, School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Medical Science and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, U of T

Research Focus:

  • Clinical studies of cardiac surgery

Research Summary:

The themes of Dr. Fremes' research have been myocardial protection for cardiac surgery, arterial conduits for coronary surgery and imaging of coronary artery bypass grafts. His methods of investigation primarily include preoperative single and multicentre clinical trials and outcomes research. In the past five years, he has also led investigations of transcatheter valvular surgery.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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