A Tribute to Dr. Heather Ross

Above and Beyond: A Tribute to Dr. Heather Ross

When: June 1, 2017
Where: Allstream Centre, Toronto
Supporting: the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Honorary Co-Chairs: Melanie Munk & Loretta Rogers
Event Co-Chairs: Anne-Marie Canning & Dr. Bernie Gosevitz

For more information, contact Laura Cheng:
416-340-4800 ext. 6279 | laura.cheng@uhn.ca

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Celebrating the incredible work of one of the world’s greatest cardiologists

DR HEATHER ROSS

Dr. Heather Ross

Director, Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function; Site Lead, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research; Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function; Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Explorer, traveler, musician, pioneer and life-saving doctor.

World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Heather Ross has dedicated her life to heart health. She is the author of more than 200 publications on heart failure and transplantation, and is the recipient of countless teaching awards. She has trained fellows from around the world to return home and run their own successful heart failure and transplant programs.

She is leading a multidisciplinary team to transform care delivery and outcomes for heart failure patients through the use of big data and technology.

Dr. Ross is also known to trek to the ends of the earth to raise awareness for heart failure research, cardiac transplantation, and heart health. For these efforts, Canadian Geographic named her one of the top 100 explorers in 2015.

When she isn’t tackling the most complex cardiac cases or raising awareness, she can be found fronting an R&B band (appropriately named the Marginal Donors). Vocals, guitar and sax – she’s mastered them all.

Dr. Ross embodies the meaning of above and beyond. Join us as we celebrate her accomplishments – past, present and future.


Technology, health and the home: the future of heart failure care

Your support of Above and Beyond: A Tribute to Dr. Heather Ross will provide the world with new diagnoses, treatments, and tools to help people prevent, manage and survive the devastating consequences of heart failure.

  • Improved Patient Outcomes
    Leveraging the power of mobile health applications, home-based health and lifestyle monitoring technologies will empower patient self-care and provide continuous, real-time identification of heart failure symptoms before they become problematic.
  • Greater Diagnostic Accuracy & Disease Prediction
    A comprehensive biobank will provide generations of researchers and clinicians access to vital genetic samples and data related to heart failure. This will give us a better understanding of how cardiovascular diseases develop and how we may more effectively treat them.
  • Superior Healthcare Delivery
    Novel digital health platforms will enable teams of cardiologists, surgeons and imagers to share knowledge and consultation on best practices in patient care. This will enhance the quality, delivery and accessibility of care for heart failure patients.

About The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) at University Health Network is the premier cardiac centre in Canada. Since it opened in 1997, the PMCC has saved and improved the lives of cardiac and vascular patients from around the world. Each year, approximately 55,000 patients receive innovative and compassionate care from multidisciplinary teams. The PMCC trains more cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and vascular surgeons than any other hospital in Canada.

About The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) launched in November 2014. The TRCHR is a unique collaborative venture of three world-leading organizations (University Health Network, SickKids, and University of Toronto) meant to transform the prevention, management and care of children and adults with heart disease – in particular, heart failure. Dr. Heather Ross is the University Health Network Scientific Lead for the TRCHR, located inside the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. Together, her team is developing resources to optimize outcomes, improve quality of life and reduce readmission to hospital for patients with heart failure.