Tara Sedlak MD FRCPC MBA

  • Clinical Associate Professor at UBC
  • Director of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic
  • Chair, Advocacy Working Group, Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance
  • Primary research interests include: MINOCA, INOCA, coronary microvascular dysfunction, women’s heart health
  • >50 publications, >30 abstracts, 7 current grants held (SAFERSCAD, Sex Specific CP, CCMD, WHC Outcomes, and others)
  • Advocacy work: leader of the inaugural Wear Red Canada Day (February 13, 2019), >50 public health speaking events on women’s heart health, Ranolazine special access for Canadians, ‘A Typical Heart’ Film
  • Awards: YMCA Women of Distinction Health and Wellness Nominee

Dr. Tara Sedlak grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia, receiving her Bachelor’s degree with Honours from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta) and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia). Dr. Tara Sedlak was awarded the Gold Medal for a top graduate from the Doctor of Medicine Program. She completed two specialist residencies (Internal Medicine and Cardiology) at the University of British Columbia, where she twice served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Tara Sedlak also completed a fellowship at Cedar Sinai Medical Centre (Los Angeles, California) with Dr. Bairey Merz, the world’s leading expert in women’s heart health. Dr. Tara Sedlak is the only Canadian physician to have completed this program. Dr. Tara Sedlak practices General Cardiology for men and women. She is also the only certified Women’s Heart Health Cardiologist in Canada.

Key Publications in 2019:

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