It is a distinct
honour for me to welcome you to our Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of
Excellence in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Toronto. In collaboration with my predecessors, Drs. Peter Liu and Mansoor Husain, we are very excited about
our multi-disciplinary, multi-sited research centre at the University of
Toronto. We are dedicated to tackling the most pressing issues in cardiovascular
research. Our centre spans four pillars
of basic, translational, clinical trials and population health research and is home
to some of Canada’s most renowned investigators. We are uniquely qualified to address both
questions of discovery, innovation and public health.
clinician-scientist, I have recognized the need for a more translational
approach from the bench to the bedside. The University of Toronto’s Heart and
Stroke Richard Lewar Centre investigators are building upon their important
discoveries with the view of translating innovation into clinical
practice. We are also dedicated to
developing the best educational programs for our graduate students and
undergraduates and are very proud of our Annual Science Day and monthly Distinguished
Visiting Professor activities for our Faculty and trainees.
The HSRLCE is
dedicated to the University’s promise of the three I’s: Integration, Innovation
Please feel free
to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions about the HSRLCE or if
you would like to learn more about our innovative programs.
Welcome to our website. Please peruse
at your leisure. We welcome researchers to our membership.
Michael E. Farkouh, MD
Director, Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence