Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
Maps & Directions
Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
Ways You Can Help
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one of our experts for an interview. It’s also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases, podcasts and more.
TORONTO, June 17, 2016 – Dr. Douglas Lee, an internationally-known Peter Munk Cardiac Centre cardiologist and scientist, has been selected as the first-ever chair for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, a Toronto collaboration aiming to transform the care of children and adults with heart failure.
As Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes, Dr. Lee will seek new strategies to improve outcomes for heart failure patients, by exploring the impact of health policy, the health system, and individual patient factors.
"It's an honour to hold such a position in an organization that can make such an impact on how heart failure care can be improved," said Dr. Lee. "Enhancing our ability to predict cardiovascular outcomes will lead to better decision-making for these patients across the entire health system. That's big, because this is a very costly disease."
Dr. Douglas Lee is the cardiovascular program lead at the Toronto General Research Institute and cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (both at University Health Network), senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2014, he won the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Robert E. Beamish Award for research carrying the greatest potential impact. Five years earlier, he earned a Canadian Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Award for outstanding achievements in clinical or basic science.
"We are excited to attract a clinician scientist of this calibre. After a lengthy international search, we discovered that the most accomplished and worthy candidate for this Chair was already a member of two of our partner institutions, UHN and the University of Toronto," says Dr. Mansoor Husain, executive director, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. "Doug Lee has a diverse range of expertise and, through his cross-appointment at ICES, he's uniquely positioned to succeed in this new and important role."
Working within the Centre's Integrated Program for Excellence in Heart Function at UHN, Dr. Lee will utilize a unique cardiovascular database, advanced disease modelling, and expertise in systems biology to develop tightly-focused, high-value studies as well as health policy recommendations.
One million Canadians live with heart failure. The fastest-rising cardiovascular disease carries an average survival rate of just two years and costs the Canadian health-care system up to $3 billion a year. The condition is also closely linked to diabetes, cancer and obesity.
ABOUT THE TED ROGERS CENTRE FOR HEART RESEARCH
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research aims to develop new diagnoses, treatments and tools to prevent and individually manage heart failure – Canada's fastest growing cardiac disease. Enabled by an unprecedented gift of $130 million from the Rogers family, the Centre was jointly conceived by its three partner organizations: The Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto. Together, they committed an additional $139 million toward the Centre – representing a $270 million investment in basic science, translational and clinical research, innovation, and education in regenerative medicine, genomics, and the clinical care of children and adults. It is addressing heart failure across the lifespan.
New website coming soon: www.tedrogersresearch.ca/
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jeff Jurmain Communications Officer Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 416 946 8305 / 647 293 3414