Anson Cheung MD FRCSC

  • Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia
  • Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation of British Columbia
  • Past President of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
  • Clinical expertise: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, beating heart surgery, transcatheter valve intervention, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory assist devices.
  • Pioneer in clinical application and development of minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter heart valve and mechanical circulatory assist technology.
  • President’s Award (ISMICS) 2010 and 2015, Dr. Wilfred Bigelow Award, Manitoba Service Foundation Award.
  • Primary research interests include transcatheter structural valve disease, innovative device development, surgical management of heart failure, mechanical circulatory assist device development.
  • PI: Lateral Thoracotomy Trial, TIARA-1 and Co-PI for multiple studies
  • > 200 publications and book chapters, > 20 live cases and first-in-human cases.
  • Member of multiple guidelines committees in ISMICS, Society of thoracic Surgeon (STS) and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)

Dr. Anson Cheung is the Director of Cardiac Transplantation of B.C. and Clinical Professor of Surgery with the University of British Columbia, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. Practicing since 2000, he is currently on staff at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with post-graduate work at Stanford University, University of Western Ontario and the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the academic staff at UBC in 2001 and St. Paul’s Hospital in 2000. His specialties include cardiac transplant surgery, mechanical circulatory assist devices, transcatheter valve therapy and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). Dr. Cheung has established the VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) Program at St. Paul’s Hospital which is the first VAD program in Western Canada. He is also a leader in transcatheter valve therapy. He is currently involved in numerous research projects along with other works in progress. He was also the recipient of the Department of Surgery Concept Awards in 2003 as well as the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery President’s Award in 2010 and 2015. He continues to foster cardiac surgical education by participating in numerous symposiums and post-graduate courses worldwide.

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