Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Team member
Clinical Assistant Professor, Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation, Cardiac Intensive Care
Dr. Virani is a key opinion leader in heart failure in Canada. He is founding Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiology-Oncology Programs at Vancouver General Hospital, Regional Director of Heart Failure Services for Vancouver Coastal Health/Providence Health Care and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at UBC before embarking on a subspecialization in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Stanford University. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University with a focus on healthcare management. His professional interests include public policy related to health care delivery with specific reference to access, capacity and quality in the Canadian context.
Dr. Virani has authored a number of papers on chronic and acute decompensated heart failure and is a principal investigator on numerous research trials. He holds peer reviewed grant funding as a principal or co-investigator in excess of $1 million. He serves on the Provincial Advisory Panel for Heart Failure, the executive of the Canadian Heart Failure Society, the Canadian Heart Failure Guidelines Committee and chairs the Ministry of Health/BCMA Practice Support Program for Heart Failure.
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