Chairs

A key part of the growth strategy for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research is in establishing a team of chairs whose expertise and vision will help drive each aspect of the overall vision. In some cases, a chair position has transformed into two “innovator” roles, as well as a program, in order to best address emerging areas of interest and new opportunities.

Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering

Dr. Slava Epelman appointed April 2018

Goal: Catalyze existing research strengths and bring new expertise to solve unaddressed immunology-related problems in heart failure and regenerative cardiac therapy.

Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes

Dr. Douglas Lee appointed June 2016

Goal: Study how health policy, health system and patient factors affect the natural history and outcomes of individuals with heart failure. The Chair will exploit the unique cardiovascular database, disease modelling and systems biology capacity of the Ted Rogers Centre to inform their studies, integrate novel biological markers and available genetic markers into their analyses and formulate health policy advice.

Chair in Cardiac Engineering

This chair will support our Translational Biology and Engineering Program and, as a result, all collaborators inside and outside the Ted Rogers Centre.

Chair in Cardiac Systems Biology

This chair will support our Translational Biology and Engineering Program and, as a result, all collaborators inside and outside the Ted Rogers Centre.

Chair in Heart Failure Education

This chair will be rooted in our Comprehensive Program in Heart Function, driving knowledge translation efforts to help improve patient care.

Chair in Translational Genomics

This chair will help drive the mission of our Cardiac Genome Clinic to not only discover novel genomic markers of heart failure, but translate them into clinic impact.

Innovator in Cardiac Genetics

This endowed scientist position provides additional support to our Cardiac Precision Medicine team.

Innovator in Congenital Heart Disease

This endowed scientist position provides additional support to our Cardiac Precision Medicine team, for whom congenital heart disease is a major priority area.

Program in Health Technology and Data Science

This initiative reflects the Centre’s escalating focus on data science, and is set up to enable greater ‘Big Data’ research currently underway at our Comprehensive Program in Heart Function.