Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Imaging
Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology, is leading an imaging laboratory that is at the forefront of advanced imaging for structural heart disease and has helped guide the use of computed tomography in these procedures on a global scale.
His team has published extensively in this realm as well as more broadly in the realm of coronary artery atherosclerosis, prognosis, and the interplay between ischemic heart and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Some of his work has informed and modified clinical practice on a global scale. He is extremely excited about the opportunity to continue to learn about how advanced imaging can help improve clinical practice at present, as well as allow for the potential for deeper understanding of the mechanisms and drivers of acute myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease exacerbations.