The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD, FRCSC, as incoming President and Chief Executive Officer.
One of the world’s leading heart valve surgeons, Dr. Mesana served the Heart Institute as Chief of Cardiac Surgery from 2001 to 2012. Under his leadership, the Heart Institute’s surgical division has grown greatly in prominence, with its valve repair program recognized as among the best in the world.
Dr. Mesana is strongly committed to research and innovation in the service of enhancing patient care. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in fostering collaboration across scientific and clinical boundaries.
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. The Heart Institute is moving forward with a major-building expansion. It is grateful for the strong support demonstrated by community philanthropists and corporations during the first year of its fundraising activity.