Dr. Talal Al-Atassi
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is a quaternary care center providing expertise in every form of adult cardiac surgery. The UOHI performs over 1900 operations a year. Residents will be exposed to state-of-the art techniques in mitral and aortic valve repair, off-pump surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, minimally invasive arrhythmia surgery, ventricular assist, transplantation, aortic surgery, TAVI and multiple arterial grafting. The surgical team has extensive experience in the completion of clinical trials and several resident-driven projects have been published in the international literature. There is ample opportunity to develop research collaboration and to foster academic careers through excellent mentors at the Heart Institute and at the University of Ottawa. Many current chiefs in Canada and abroad have benefited from training in the Ottawa program.
Ottawa is a charming, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant nightlife, fantastic restaurants and a rich music, arts and cultural scene. There are more festivals in Ottawa than any other city in Canada. Ottawa is a city for the active as well with its extensive cycling/walking/cross-country skiing pathways, Rideau Canal, beaches, Gatineau park and nearby skiing.