Leaving no stone unturned
Dr. Barry Rubin

​​​​​​​​​Meet Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. He’s a celebrated vascular surgeon, a champion of innovation and a visionary leader dedicated to honouring the legacy of his mentor, Peter Munk

Ask Dr. Barry Rubin about the future of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and it quickly becomes clear he has big plans. As the institution's visionary Medical Director and Chair, Dr. Rubin is dedicated to helping the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre become the world's leading cardiovascular centre in all aspects, from patient care to technology to research.

But spend a few minutes speaking with Dr. Rubin about his unrelenting drive toward excellence, and it also becomes clear where he gets his vision. The answer is simple, says Dr. Rubin – from Peter Munk.

He speaks with fond reflection about the man he considers one of his most important mentors.

"I realize how integrated Peter's thinking has become in the way we run the heart centre," Dr. Rubin says. "Peter was phenomenal at identifying elements of proposals that resonated with him. He could see the long-term value in particular things."

One time, for example, Dr. Rubin says he was explaining how sensors can be used to probe deep into arteries – a concept that immediately intrigued the mining titan.