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Dr. Mansoor Husain

Dr. Mansoor Husain

Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

University Health Network and University of Toronto

Dr. Mansoor Husain was the Gold Medalist in Medicine with Distinction at the University of Alberta (1986). After Residencies in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto, Dr. Husain undertook Postdoctoral Studies in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993-7), and in the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Husain returned to the University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto in 1997, where he is now Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology (2011), and Director of the Toronto General Research Institute (2011), and Executive Director of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (2014).

Dr. Husain’s research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, and has attracted operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Husain has been recognized by research awards from the Clinical Research Society of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, and the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award. Dr. Husain has held the prestigious Clinician Scientist Award of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Career Investigator Award of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, as well as uninterrupted operating grant support from these agencies since 1997.

Clinically, Dr. Husain is an attending physician in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Toronto General Hospital and the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories of the University Health Network.

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