• Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia
  • Director, UBC Cardiac Surgery Research
  • Primary research interests: transcatheter management of heart valve disease, cardiac surgery outcome study, medical device development, clinical trials
  • Pioneer in clinical application and development of transcatheter heart valve technology
  • Clinical expertise: mitral valve repair, rheumatic mitral valve repair, complex tricuspid valve repair, complex cardiac surgery,
  • Recipient as PI of CIHR and HSF operating research grants
  • ~200 peer reviewed publications and 6 book chapters

Dr. Jian Ye has been a staff cardiovascular surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital since 2004, and Clinical Professor of Surgery & Director of Cardiac Surgery Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery of the University of British Columbia since 2010.

Dr. Ye received his Medical Degree and MSc. in China in 1983 and 1988,
respectively, and then had extensive clinical training in cardiovascular surgery in China, at the Cleveland Clinic in USA, and at the University of Manitoba & University of Alberta in Canada. His special clinical interests include complex surgical mitral and
tricuspid valve repair, minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter heart valve implantation, and aortic surgery. Dr. Ye is a pioneer in the development and clinical application of transcatheter heart valves for heart valve disease. Working with other team members, Dr.
Ye has performed many successful transcatheter heart valve procedures in humans for the first time, such as transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis in 2005, transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation for failed bioprostheses
in 2007, transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic regurgitation in 2011, transapical JenaValve implantation for aortic stenosis or regurgitation outside Europe in 2013, transapical mitral valve replacement for mitral regurgitation in 2014, and
transapical mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation using the NeoChord device outside Europe in 2015. Dr. Ye has been teaching and training physicians and surgeons in transcatheter heart valve implantation and mitral valve repair in many countries over the
past 10 years.

Dr. Ye was a CIHR and Heart and Stroke Foundation grantee for many years, and served as a scientific reviewer for Canadian, Singapore and Chinese National Granting Agencies, as well as many medical journals. Dr. Ye has been a principal investigator of many clinical trials and studies. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific
papers and book chapters, and has been invited to give lectures at numerous national or international meetings, and hospitals in many countries.

CCI is an inclusive centre with multidisciplinary membership for all cardiovascular investigators in BC