Schulich Heart Program

Schulich care team

Cardiac and Vascular Surgery

Dr. Gideon Cohen, MD, MSc., PhD FRCS(C)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H410
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Admin Assistant: Erin Romagnuolo

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 6077
Fax: 416-480-6072


Postgraduate and Specialty Training:

  • Harvard University School of Medicine Surgical Leadership Program (2019-2021)
  • Surgical Fellowship, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (2001-2002)
  • Surgical Fellowship, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (1999-2000)
  • Chief Resident, Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto (1998-2000)
  • MSc/PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Toronto (1995-1998)
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Toronto (1993-1995)
  • General Comprehensive Surgical Internship, General Division, University of Toronto (1992-1993)
  • MD, University of Toronto (1988-1992)

Current Appointments:

  • Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Medical Director, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Bernard Goldman Chair in Cardiac Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Canada
  • Board of Directors/Medical Consultant, Save a Child’s Heart Charitable Organization

Clinical Expertise:

  • Reoperative cardiac surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Complex valvular repair/reconstruction
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Structural heart disease/transcatheter mitral valve interventions

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Surgical biodevice innovation
  • Surgical education
  • Quality improvement
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation


See current publications list at PubMed.