A legend in the operating room
Dr. Tirone David

​​​​​​​​​​​​​In his 40-year career, Dr. Tirone David has performed thousands of surgeries, developed pioneering surgical procedures and saved countless lives. He’s one of the most influential cardiac surgeons in the world – and he’s not done yet

Imagine holding a person's broken heart in your hand, then being forced to improvise an unprecedented technique for its repair. For most cardiac surgeons, this would be a non-starter. For Dr. Tirone David, overcoming seemingly impossible surgical hurdles became his clinical calling card.

"I find the challenge never dies," the renowned cardiac surgeon says from behind the desk of his office at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital. "I'm fighting a disease that never dies. I'm trying to resolve a problem."​