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Jack V. Tu, MD, M.Sc., PhD, FRCPC

Senior scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room G1 06
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6083
Fax: 416-480-6048

Administrative Assistant: Zahira Somani 
Phone: 416-480-4700


  • MD, 1988, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1993, clinical epidemiology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • PhD, 1996, health policy, Harvard University, U.S.
  • FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Senior scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 
  • Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research, Tier 1
  • Professor, medicine, public health sciences and health policy, management and evaluation, U of T
  • Attending physician, divisions of cardiology in the Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook

Research Foci:

  • Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART): a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded team and foundation grant focused on cardiovascular chronic disease risk and intervention strategies
  • Quality of acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure care
  • Access to and outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • International comparisons of health care systems

Research Summary:

Dr. Tu is an internationally recognized health services researcher, who has published over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles, including articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation and other leading general internal medicine and subspecialty journals. He has held several million dollars in peer-reviewed grants as a principal investigator from the CIHR, Heart and Stroke Foundation and other funding agencies. He is the team leader of the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART), a group of more than 20 of Canada’s leading cardiac outcomes researchers, who are conducting a number of innovative projects on improving the quality of ambulatory cardiovascular care in Ontario.

Dr. Tu supervises students at all levels of training from medical students to postdoctoral fellows, and has been invited to present lectures at medical research meetings in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. His academic honours include the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Senior Investigator Award, a Harkness Associate Award from the Commonwealth Fund, New York and the CIHR National Knowledge Translation Award. He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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