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Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP(C)
Director of Cardiac Transplant
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Canada

Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP (C), is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital. She is the Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function. She is the Head of the MSH/UHN Heart Failure Program, Deputy Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program and the Director of Education for the University of Toronto Transplant Institute. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and completed her cardiology training at Dalhousie University, in Canada. Dr. Ross completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiac transplantation at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, and earned her Masters Degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ross served as the President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation in 2005, and an executive member of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation from 2002 through 2005 and Secretary Treasurer 2007-2010. Since 2002, she has been a Supervisor for the CIHR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine, the Course Director since 2007 and Program Advisory Committee Chair and Co-Investigator from 2008. She Chaired the ISHLT Master Academy in Heart Failure in 2010. She was Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation (2007-2010) and is an associated editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. She served 5 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council, 3 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Executive and on the Board of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy. She is currently on the executive of the Heart Failure Society of America and the Secretary Treasurer for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy.