Dr. Heather Ross has been bestowed with the honourary degree of Doctor of Science at Queen’s University for “employing an unapologetically holistic and humanistic approach to clinical teaching and research and skillfully combines confidence with an authentic, even humble, and self deprecating style, to make a connection and to inspire.”
Who is Dr. Heather Ross?
Heather Ross is the Head of the Division of Cardiology at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Universities Health Network (UHN) and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Site Lead for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and holds the Loretta A. Rogers Chair in Heart Function and the Pfizer Chair in Cardiovascular Research. She received her BSc (Honours Biology) from Queen’s University before receiving her MD from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ross has held numerous leadership roles including President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation in 2005 and executive of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. She has served 11 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Council and is a CCS past president. She served four years as the executive of the Heart Failure Society of America. Dr. Ross is the founder of TestYourLimits.ca dedicated to improving heart health and research in heart failure.
We’d like to congratulate Dr. Ross on the well-deserved honourary degree and thank her for leading by example.
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