Collaborative Program in Cardiovascular Sciences

The Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program is an exciting program created to develop co-operative and joint graduate teaching and research across departmental boundaries under the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and the Physical Education and Health. The Program builds on the strengths of the collaborating graduate departments (Dentistry; Exercise Sciences; Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering; Institute of Medical Science; Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Medical Biophysics; Nursing; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacology; Physiology; Public Health Sciences; and Rehabilitation Science) and the clinical departments of Anesthesia, Medicine and Surgery – enhancing the visibility of cardiovascular studies and facilitating interdisciplinary training and research.

The Program offers diverse areas of training including 2 major streams of studies: Cardiac and Vascular.

Research in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Toronto has a long and illustrious history. This includes contributions to the discovery of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) and the first clinical use of heparin. Faculty at the University of Toronto were among the first to perform successful open heart surgery and discover and implement the use of hypothermia to protect the heart during surgery. Many life saving pediatric surgical procedures, now used worldwide, were first used by surgeons at the University. With these many achievements, Toronto and the University is an excellent environment in which to learn and grow.

For more information about the Collaborative Program in Cardiovascular Sciences, please contact the Pharmaceutical Sciences Representative:


Shirley X.Y. Wu, PhD

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Tel: 416-978-5272