Dr. Subodh Verma

Toronto heart surgeon appointed new Canada Research Chair in heart disease; pioneering work to link breast cancer gene to heart attacks.


TORONTO, Ont., September 17, 2007 — The Canadian government’s recent investment into research has brought atherosclerosis and a St. Michael’s Hospital heart surgeon into the forefront of the fight against the country’s number one killer: heart disease.

Dr. Subodh Verma, a heart surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, has been appointed as the first Canada Research Chair in Atherosclerosis. Making vital contributions to the area of inflammation and vascular control, Verma is regarded as an international authority on endothelial dysfunction. His ongoing cutting edge research in the area of breast cancer and heart disease will be a revolutionary step forward.