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.
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The Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusionists is the national regulating body for certified perfusionists which holds its annual meeting as part of the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. A major portion of the annual meeting is made up of scientific sessions where perfusionists, physicians and industry representatives share presentations of interest. The Ontario Society of Clinical Perfusion meets biannually.
The Society also has its journal "The Perfusionist," which publishes original research and papers. It provides an opportunity for all Canadian perfusionists, in both official languages, to stay in touch with what is happening with the profession in Canada.
UHN has considerable experience in the area of ECMO, LVADs, transplants and complex cardiac surgery, providing opportunities to share the knowledge and experience accumulated here.
In the Operating Room, perfusionists work in the Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery departments. The operation of cardiopulmonary bypass machines, autologous cell salvaging devices, ventricular assist devices and/or intra-aortic balloon pumps requires communication and consultation with surgeons, nurses, anesthetists, students and research personnel. All of these groups working together aim to provide exemplary care for patients undergoing operative procedures. In the intensive care units, perfusionists work mainly with physicians, surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists, and physiotherapists. We all work together to support critically ill patients who may require extracorporeal life support while awaiting transplant surgery, after transplant surgery or to support them while their own hearts and/or lungs recover from illness.