The Peter Munk Centre of Excellence in Aortic Disease is one of seven Centres of Excellence established at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to transform the way patients with cardiovascular disease are treated around the globe.
The Peter Munk Centre of Excellence in Aortic Disease promotes multidisciplinary care by teams of cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and medical imaging physicians, enabling coordinated delivery of the most advanced aortic therapies in the world, while developing basic and clinical research programs necessary to advance understanding of aortic pathologies, test new therapeutic modalities and investigate the genetic basis of aortic diseases.
Dr. Clinton RobbinsChair, Peter Munk Centre of Excellence in Aortic DiseaseAppointed 2014
The Centre of Excellence in Aortic Disease supports the evaluation of the genetic predisposition for the development of aortic disease, basic research into mechanisms of aneurysm expansion, predictors of aneurysm rupture and the biologic factors that lead to death following rupture, as well as assessment of advanced aortic molecular imaging modalities. The Centre engages the research staff necessary to coordinate evidence-based evaluation of advances in aortic aneurysm therapy within the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, in conjunction with the Peter Munk Centre of Excellence in Multinational Clinical Trials.