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  • David Messika-Zeitoun MD PhD

    Physician Bio

    Dr David Messika-Zeitoun has been recently appointed to the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, effective January 2018.

    Dr Messika-Zeitoun graduated from medical school at the University Paris VI (Pitié-Salpétriere) in Paris in 1992. He completed his training in Cardiology in Paris and become assistant professor at Tenon hospital in 1999. After a two-years research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (2001-2003), he returned to Bichat hospital as a staff member of the division of Cardiology. He completed his PhD in 2009 and he was appointed full Professor of Cardiology in 2013.

    Dr Messika-Zeitoun is a non-invasive cardiologist specialized in echocardiography and Valvular Heart Disease. He has a special interest in imaging and new transcatheter therapies.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Office:

    Heart Institue

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Donna Justus
    Phone: 613-696-7337
    Email: djustus@ottawaheart.ca
  • Joel Niznick MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    Dr. Niznick practiced as a community cardiologist at the Riverside Hospital of Ottawa from 1986 until its closure and now has active hospital privileges at the Ottawa Hospital General & Riverside Sites and has Associate of Staff privileges at the Ottawa Heart Institute for cardiac catheterization.

    He is Managing Partner of the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre which offers cardiovascular care to a registered patient population of over 180,000 patients with approximately 35,000 active patients. Originally founded in 1987 by Drs. Joel Niznick and Brendan Quinn, OCC has grown to a 9 cardiologist group. As well OCC has integrated a Pediatric Cardiologist, 7 Internists and 2 Endocrinologists into the practice to deal with the broader aspects of cardiovascular risk reduction and comprehensive cardiovascular disease management. OCC provides cardiology consultation, cardiovascular risk assessment, long term cardiovascular followup and on site cardiovascular non-invasive testing at two sites. OCC’s catchment area extends from Alexandria to Deep River and the Quebec border to the St Lawrence River. Annually OCC provides upwards of 25,000 patient interactions within the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease. Additionally OCC provides more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac tests per year, half of which derive from external referral sources.

    Dr. Niznick’s main areas of clinical interest include cardiovascular risk reduction, cardiac physical examination education and clinical evidence dissemination and implementation. He has designed and developed the Continuing Medical Implementation website www.cvtoolbox.com which has received over 225,000 visitors and provided over a million downloads of cardiovascular risk reduction information in the last year.

    Dr. Niznick has participated in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Consensus Conference Panels on Heart Failure (Primary Panel), Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly (Primary Panel) where he authored the chapter on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, Fitness for Flying and Driving (Secondary Panel) and Refractory Angina Guidelines.

    He is a member of the Executive of the Ontario Association of Cardiologists.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Phone: 613 738 1589
    Office:

    1355 Bank Street, Suite 502
    Ottawa ON K1H 8K7

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Laurie Poulsen
    Phone: 613 738 1589
    Fax: 613 738 9097
    Mailing Address: Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre 1355 Bank Street, Suite 502 Ottawa ON K1H 8K7
  • Dr. Terrence Ruddy

    Physician Bio

    Terrence Ruddy MD FRCPC

    Dr. Terry Ruddy holds the Vered Chair in Cardiology and is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  In addition, Dr. Ruddy is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Ottawa.

    Dr. Ruddy is a Nuclear Cardiologist and Clinician Scientist. He graduated with an MD, cum laude, with many awards, from the University of Toronto. He completed his Internship and Residencies in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto, followed by a three-year Clinical and Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and at Harvard University in Cambridge.

    Dr. Ruddy received his specialist certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) and American Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Clinical Hypertension.

    He is a member of the Cardiology Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and past President of both Blood Pressure Canada and the Canadian Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and given over 200 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has had peer-reviewed funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ministry of Health of Ontario, National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Ontario Research Fund.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Laurie Bennett
    Phone: 613 798 5555 ext. 15003
  • Michele Turek MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician-Teacher

    Dr. Turek received her MDCM from McGill University in 1977 and has been a cardiologist since 1985. She was an Assistant Professor at McGill University and on staff at the Montreal General Hospital from 1985-1991. She has been in Ottawa since 1991 and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Deputy Head of Cardiology at the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus and staff cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Clinical Associate at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Her expertise is in clinical cardiology, echocardiography, pre-operative assessment, heart disease in women. She is a spokesperson and expert on women and heart disease for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. She participates as a site investigator for multi-centre clinical trials in acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, and secondary prevention of CVD. She has administrative responsibilities both within the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Medicine since 2005 and is currently serving as Vice Chair of Clinical Services.

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    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Phone: 613 737 8810
    Office:

    General Campus, Room CCW1680

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Cheryl Dupuis
    Phone: 613 737 8810
    Fax: 613 739 6727
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Room CCW1680 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Andreas Wielgosz MD PhD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Administrator

    Dr. Wielgosz is a staff cardiologist at The Ottawa Hospital ‚Äď General campus. He holds the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He also has consulting privileges at the Pembroke General Hospital.

    Dr. Wielgosz has Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Masters in Physiology (MSc) degrees from the University of Toronto. His medical degree (MD) was obtained at McMaster University in 1974. Following completion of residency training in Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, he underwent fellowship training on a Heart and Stroke Foundation fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program in Chapel Hill, NC. While there he obtained a PhD in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.

    Dr Wielgosz holds fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians in Canada in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and he is licensed to practice in Ontario and North Carolina.

    In addition to providing clinical care, Dr Wielgosz has been actively involved with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the World Heart Federation, having served on the Board of Directors of both organizations. He remains a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is also a medical consultant for Transport Canada and for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Phone: 613 737 8153
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus Room CCW1678

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Christine Galachiuk
    Phone: 613 737 8153
    Fax: 613 737 8918
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Room CCW1676 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6