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Harindra Wijeysundera
Harindra Wijeysundera, MD, PhD

Senior scientist

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

Phone: 416-480-4527
Fax: 416-480-4657

Clinical Profile:

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Administrative Assistant (clinical): Beverley Ross
Phone:416-480-4527
Fax: 416-480-4657
Email: beverley.ross@sunnybrook.ca

Dr. Wijeysundera is chief of the Schulich Heart Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an interventional cardiologist with a specific interest in transcatheter aortic valve implantation and coronary chronic total occlusions.

Research Profile:

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Senior Administrative Assistant (research): Tasneem Dalal
Phone: 416-480-4975
Email: tasneem.dalal@sri.utoronto.ca

Education:

  • 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
  • FAHA, fellow of the American Heart Association

Appointment & Affiliations:

  • Chief, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Senior 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
  • Full member, school of graduate studies, U of T
  • Senior adjunct scientist, cardiovascular program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, U of T

Research Foci:

  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment

Research Summary:

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, CorHealth Ontario, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario to produce policy relevant research. He is currently the vice-president of medical devices and clinical intervention at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH).

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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