Dr. Heather Ross
Dr. Ross of UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is pioneering research in artificial intelligence to improve the lives of patients suffering heart failure. (Photo: UHN)

Merry podcast and happy listening! If part of your holiday plans include catching up on your waiting podcast queue, we'd like to recommend UHN’s very own "Behind the Breakthrough."

It's a new podcast series about groundbreaking medical research and the people behind it at UHN. Launched earlier this fall, "Behind the Breakthrough" already has more than 4,000 downloads, putting it in the top 10 per cent worldwide in a field of over 750,000 podcasts. And the reviews have been superb, including "brilliant work!" "you really made the subject come alive" and "not only impressive but also inspiring."

Tune in to www.uhn.ca during the holidays and we’ll help you navigate all 11 shows from Season One. There’s a full schedule below, kicking off today with the most popular episode to date – a compelling one-on-one conversation with world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Heather Ross of UHN’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

There are hundreds of UHN researchers pursuing new treatments and cures ever day – so please let us know what you’d like to hear in Season Two of the podcast. You can comment wherever you listen to your podcasts, or email us at behindthebreakthrough@gmail.com

As a child, Dr. Heather Ross liked to bring home stray animals and nurse them back to health – the first indication she was destined for a career in medicine.

Today, Dr. Ross is a world-renowned cardiologist at UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

In this episode of UHN's "Behind the Breakthrough" podcast, Dr. Ross talks about her pioneering work with artificial intelligence and how it can be used to predict heart failure, how she handles failure – including two rejections from medical school – and how a brush with death brought her closer to her patients than ever before.

  • Dr. Heather Ross Podcast

      December 18
      Heather RossHeart and AI
      December 19
      Karen DavisPain
      December 19
      Camilla Zimmermann
      Palliative care
      December 23
      Milos PopovicFunctional Electrical Stimulation
      December 23
      Mathieu LupienSearching for the origins of cancer
      December 24
      Jenny CamposFalls and driving and the elderly
      December 30
      Michael LaflammeRepairing broken hearts with stem cells
      December 30
      Valerie WallaceReversing blindness
      December 31
      Kristin MusselmanStroke rehab and mobility
      January 2
      Michael HoffmanSearching for predictors of cancer
      January 2
      Donald WeaverSearching for the cure to Alzheimer’s

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