Whatever it Takes
Dr. Tirone David, Dr. Jennifer Chung, and Dr. Vivek Rao
Dr. Tirone David - Melanie Munk Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery and cardiovascular surgeon, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, UHN Sprott Department of Surgery. RECRUITED: 1978 
Dr. Jennifer Chung - Aortic surgeon, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, UHN Sprott Department of Surgery. RECRUITED: 2018 
Dr. Vivek Rao - Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Chair in Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Division Head of Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, UHN Sprott Department of Surgery. RECRUITED: 2001

Through persistent recruitment and retention of outstanding clinicians and scientists, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre will shape the future of cardiovascular care.

What tough medical challenges will our society face in 20 years? What can the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre do today to meet the needs of patients tomorrow? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director and Chair, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Division of Vascular Surgery, UHN Sprott Department of Surgery, are asking about the future of cardiovascular medicine. At the forefront of Dr. Rubin's vision is a diverse team that reflects the population they serve, a priority on interdisciplinary collaboration and an unremitting focus on innovation – one that uses the most advanced equipment in the world. "Things are changing day by day and week by week, so we're always thinking ahead," he says. "It's invigorating and humbling to know that the techniques we consider the most advanced right now will look completely different in the very near future." Dr. Vivek Rao Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Chair in Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Divison Head of Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, UHN Sprott Department of Surgery.