Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, MBBS, MSc
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Emergency Medicine, Professor and Senior Scientist
The Ottawa Hospital
University of Ottawa
AREA OF RESEARCH
My program focuses on health services research for emergency department (ED) cardiac emergencies specifically ED syncope and chest pain. I am Professor, University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Staff Emergency Physician, The Ottawa Hospital.
I am internationally recognized and established the world’s largest ED syncope research program. I am lead author and co-author in several national and international guidelines and consensus/position statements for syncope. I led the development of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score which is now currently used globally.
I am the recipient of CIHR Mid-Career Lecturer Award, PSI mid-career salary award, uOttawa Publication of the Year Award, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network’s (CANet) Mentorship Award, and Canadian Emergency Medicine Excellence in Scholarship and Researcher of the Year awards.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVER
Developed the Canadian Syncope Risk Score which is externally validated in 8 countries, considered the primier tool by frontline clinicians and used globally; has the potential to reduce hospitalizations and improve patient safety. Developed evidence on choosing wisely the use of troponin, natriuretic peptides, and CT head. Pilot Canadian implementation complete and multicentre implementation at 16 hospitals underway.
Validated the Ottawa Chest Pain cardiac monitoring criteria for identifying low-risk patients who can be safely removed from a monitored bed.
Total life time funding $45 million ($6.2 million as PI). Mentoring/mentored: 3 post-doctoral fellows, 7 MSc and PhD students, 22 postgraduate and 15 undergraduate students.
123 publications; 55 international/national presentations.