Janarthanan Sathananthan BHB MBChB MPH FRACP

  • Interventional and structural cardiologist (UBC). Vancouver General and St Paul’s hospital
  • Primary research interests include transcatheter management of structural and valvular heart disease, bench testing of cardiovascular devices, device development, clinical trials
  • Clinical lead: CHVI Bench Testing Laboratory. Plan to establish standalone bench testing laboratory as part of the Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation (CCI)
  • >50 publications (27 publications in 2019). Co-PI SAFE TAVR trial, COMPLETE TAVR trial

Dr Janarthanan (Janar) Sathananthan is an interventional cardiologist at St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospital. Janar graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Auckland (Distinction) and completed cardiology training through the Greenlane Cardiology Program in Auckland, New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. During his cardiology training he also completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) focusing on research methodology. He completed four years of subspecialty training in interventional cardiology which included 1 year at Greenlane Cardiology (Auckland, New Zealand), 1 year at Toronto General Hospital (Toronto) focussing on complex coronary intervention, and a further two years at the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation (Vancouver) focussing on structural heart interventions. His clinical interests include both coronary and structural intervention. He is active in both pre-clinical and clinical research with a focus on structural heart disease. Pre-clinical interests focus on bench testing of cardiovascular devices, and he is Director of the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation Bench Testing Laboratory. He is a Canadian representative for the International Standards Organization (ISO), an advisory body for the testing of cardiovascular devices.

Key Publications in 2019:

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