Dr. Sharon Chih
Dr. Sharon Chih is a Heart Failure-Transplant cardiologist and Clinician-Investigator at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and co-lead for the Shock Team at UOHI. Dr. Chih attended Medical School at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. She underwent cardiology training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth, Australia), followed by a PhD at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), and a Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). She was recruited to UOHI in 2014. Dr. Chih serves on the scientific review committee for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and is the research subcommittee lead for the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network. She is a member of the VAD Working Group for CorHealth Ontario. Dr. Chih currently holds a clinical grant and a Clinician Scientist award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Her research interest is in heart transplantation with a focus on cardiac allograft vasculopathy and allosensitization.