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Harindra Wijeysundera
Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, MD, PhD

Chief, Schulich Heart Program
Division Head, Cardiology
Senior scientist

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

Phone: 416-480-4527
Fax: 416-480-4657

Senior Administrative Assistant: Kelly Garcia
Phone: 416-480-4749
Fax: 416-480-5250

Clinical Profile:

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Clinical Administrative Assistant: Nita Dalal-Weber
Phone: 416-480-6066

Dr. Wijeysundera is chief of the Schulich Heart Program and division head for cardiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an interventional cardiologist with a specific interest in transcatheter aortic valve implantation and coronary chronic total occlusions. He is the provincial cardiac lead for Ontario Health-CorHealth Ontario.

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Senior Administrative Assistant (research): Tasneem Dalal
Phone: 416-480-4975


  • 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
  • Canada Research Chair in Structural Heart Disease Policy and Outcomes
  • Senior scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Division head, Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Staff cardiologist, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T
  • Professor, Department of Nedicine, 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 a Canada Research Chair in Structural Heart Disease Policy and Outcomes.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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