Dr. I. Bader, MBChB, FRCPC
Dr. Ibrahim Bader was born in Alkufra, Libya and went to medical school in Benghazi, Libya. He moved to Canada in 2004 to finish his training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2009. He then moved to Edmonton to finish his Cardiology training in 2012 followed by two years of Interventional Cardiology at CK Heart institute at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Dr. Bader is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and joined Edmonton Cardiology Consultants in 2014. His areas of interest are general Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Medical Education.
Dr. Marc Benoit, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Marc Benoit graduated from the University of Alberta medical school in 2010. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Alberta. After residency, he completed subspecialty training in advanced echocardiography at the University Of Alberta. He then completed a fellowships in heart rhythm devices at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and heart failure at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver. Additionally, he is completing a master’s degree in Health Economics, Outcomes & Management from the London School of Economics, London UK. Dr. Benoit’s main clinical interests are heart failure and heart rhythm devices. His academic interests are in processes of care and quality improvement.
Dr. N. Brass, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Brass is the Chief of Cardiology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
He completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 1987 and subsequently went on to receive his Fellowship in Internal Medicine from the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario obtaining his FRCP designation in 1991. Cardiology training was undertaken in Edmonton at the University of Alberta receiving his specialty designation from the Royal College of Medicine. Further specialization in Interventional Cardiology was undertaken with training in Edmonton and Vancouver at the University of British Columbia leading ultimately to recognition as a Fellow in the Society of Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI).
He began working on staff in Interventional and General cardiology at the Royal Alexandra hospital in 1993. He has been the President of the Section of Cardiology for the Alberta Medical Association and sat on numerous local, regional and provincial committees. He is involved in student and resident teaching. Research interests include interventional management of Myocardial Infarction and development of systems of care for rapid triaging and treatment of acute MI, management of other acute coronary syndromes and chronic total coronary occlusions. He is the only interventional cardiologist in Alberta carrying out percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty.
Currently he is the President of Edmonton Cardiology Consultants.
Dr. B. Brochu
Dr. Bradley Brochu is a clinical and interventional cardiologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and CK Hui Heart Centre. He was born and raised in Edmonton. He attended the University of Alberta for his undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with the Alberta College of Pharmacists’ Gold Medal (2010) and his Doctor of Medicine (2014). He remained at the University of Alberta for specialty training in internal medicine (2014-2017) and adult cardiology (2017-2020) earning certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both specialties. He then completed an Area of Focused Competence (Diploma) fellowship in interventional cardiology at McMaster University (2020-2022). In the second year of his fellowship, Dr. Brochu focused on high-risk and chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions. His clinical interests include managing acute coronary syndromes, complex PCI, CTO PCI and intravascular imaging.
Dr. Brochu also has a passion for medical education. He is in the process of completing a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee in Scotland. His educational interests include teaching medical procedures, clinical reasoning and the maintenance of psychological safety in learners.
Dr. M. Chan, MBBS, FRCPC
Dr Michael Chan is an Associate Clinical Professor & Cardiologist at the CK Hui Heart Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, & Co - Director of the Heart Function Stabilization Program. After graduating from University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine, he underwent internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. He then completed residency and fellowships in general cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, heart failure, heart transplantation & VAD. Prior to coming to Edmonton, Dr Chan trained at Stanford University Hospital.
Dr Chan performs cardiac stress tests, consultations, and echocardiography at Edmonton Cardiology Consultants & CK Hui Heart Centre. He also participates in in-patient care and resident education at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the CK Hui Heart Centre, as well as cardiac catheterization coronary angiography. He attends in the Heart Transplant & VAD Programs of the University of Alberta. His research interests & guidelines development are in: heart failure, transplant & cardiac arrest.
He and his wife and son are proud to be part of the Edmonton community.
Dr. Debraj Das, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC
Dr. Debraj Das is the newest addition to the interventional and clinical cardiology group at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and CK Hui Heart Centre. He was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and he attended the University of Alberta, where he received an honorary Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree (2011) and his Doctor of Medicine (2013). He remained at the University of Alberta for his core Internal Medicine and Adult Cardiology residency training (2013-2019). Dr. Das also took on full-time graduate studies during his residency and successfully defended his Master of Science in Translational Medicine (2019). He completed his Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada certifications in Internal Medicine (2017) and Adult Cardiology (2019) and was accepted into the American College of Cardiology in 2020.
Dr. Das left Edmonton in 2019 to pursue his true passion, interventional cardiology, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia. During this two-year clinical fellowship, Dr. Das completed thousands of complex cases and specialized in all aspects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). His main clinical interests include managing stable coronary disease, acute coronary syndromes, left main and bifurcation PCI, coronary physiology, and intravascular imaging.
Outside the demands of his clinical work, Dr. Das has continued to place priority on advancing medical research as well as volunteer work. This ongoing dedication has resulted in more than 40 academic and community service awards at local, provincial, and national levels. He has published numerous academic papers and has presented at several international conferences. Dr. Das was the recipient of Edify Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 award in 2019. As a true Edmontonian, he has his vision set on bolstering the profile of our city through continued clinical research and providing his patients the absolute best care available.
Dr. M. Dorsch, MD, MRCP
Dr Dorsch completed his undergraduate medical training at the Universities of Cologne and Heidelberg (Germany). He worked at the Sports Medicine Institute, at the University of Heidelberg before moving to England.
He finished his training in Internal Medicine in Sunderland and Brighton. He then moved to the University of Leeds, where he was awarded a PhD in molecular genetics. Subsequently Dr Dorsch trained in General Cardiology at the Leeds General Infirmary. Following this he became the first interventional fellow at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds before completing his Interventional Cardiology training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Since 2006 he has worked as a cardiologist at Edmonton Cardiology Consultants and at the CK Hui Heart Centre. His interests include general and interventional cardiology.
More recently he developed the first renal denervation programme (novel technology for the invasive management of resistant hypertension) in Western Canada.
Dr. T.K. Fenske, MD, FRCPC
Ted Fenske is a Clinical Professor with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Alberta, Staff Cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre, and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Northern Alberta Program. He has fellowship training in echocardiography and has been the Principal Teaching Physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. His passion is preventative cardiology demonstrated by his involvement in a number of public forums and by his authorship of While You Quit: A Smoker’s Guide to Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, © 2009, and While You Diet: The Skinny on Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, © 2012. Formerly from Vancouver, he is proud to call Edmonton “home” where he lives with his wife, Tanya, and three sons, Oliver, Cameron, and Joel.
Dr. A.P. Jones, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Alan Jones has been with the Edmonton Cardiology Consultant group since 1999. Originally from Halifax, he trained in Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University and practiced as a General Internist in Fredericton, New Brunswick, before completing training in Cardiology and Echocardiography at the University of Alberta in 1996.
Dr. Jones is a non-invasive Cardiologist with a particular interest in Echocardiography. He is the director of the Echo Lab at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Dr. T. Lamb, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC, DRCPSC
Dr. Lamb was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology & Immunology in 2006, and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010. He remained at the University of Saskatchewan to complete his Internal Medicine and Cardiology residency training programs then relocated to Edmonton in 2016 for further clinical fellowship training in Echocardiography. Following his clinical fellowship, Dr. Lamb obtained his ‘Diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’ designation in Echocardiography. He then went on to complete an echocardiography research fellowship under Dr. Harald Becher and concurrently completed a Master of Science degree in Translational Medicine. His area of study was ‘Fusion 3D Echocardiography’.
Dr. Lamb joined Edmonton Cardiology Consultants in 2018 and also works at their affiliated clinic in South Edmonton called ‘Pulse Air’. He has special interests in 3D, stress and contrast echocardiography. He is also interested in cardiovascular intensive care and medical education, and is a member of the clinical faculty with the University of Alberta. Dr. Lamb is now the director of echocardiography at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, having started in this role as of 2021.
Dr. R. Leung, MDCM, FRCPC, FSCAI
Dr Raymond Leung is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in high risk percutaneous coronary interventions at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He is experienced in interventions of chronic coronary total occlusions with special interest in anterograde and retrograde techniques.
After graduating from McGill University Medical School, he has spent the next few years of training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Edmonton. Since then, he spent a year each at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and the Evanston Hospital in Chicago studying structural and coronary interventions.
His current practice include general clinical cardiology in screening for coronary artery disease performing exercise stress tests and myocardial perfusion studies at Edmonton Cardiology Consultant. He participates in in-patient care and resident education at the Coronary Care Unit at the CK Hui Heart Centre. As a high volume operator at the CK Hui Heart Centre Cardiac Cath Lab, he performs 500 coronary interventions with 100 chronic total occlusions per year. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. K. O'Reilly, MD, FRCPC, FACC
Dr. Kenneth O'Reilly was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine with Distinction and First Class standing in 1980.
Returning to the University of Saskatchewan in 1990, to complete specialty training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Dr. O'Reilly completed his Cardiology Residency at the University of Alberta Hospital from 1993 - 1995, and completed his fellowship training in Echocardiography in 1996.
Dr. O'Reilly is the Director of the Heart Function Stabilization Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He specializes in Echocardiography, Invasive Cardiology, and Heart Failure.
Dr. K. Ranjbar, MD, FESC
Dr Keysun Ranjbar (Alizadehranjbar) is Assistant Clinical professor of Medicine & staff Cardiologist at CK Hui Heart Centre, and Sturgeon Hospital. After obtaining his Medical Doctorate (MD) with distinction, he completed his specialty training in Cardiology in Iran (2000). Before moving to Canada (2005) he worked in Dubai and was appointed as the head of Cardiology department at Iranian Hospital in Dubai, U.A.E where he established Advanced Echo Lab, and EECP program (2004). He completed 2 years of fellowship training in Interventional cardiology followed by 18 months training in Heart Failure at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Dr Ranjbar has been with Edmonton Cardiology Consultants since 2009.
His interests include general cardiology, cardiac imaging, and interventional Cardiology. He obtained American Board of Echocardiography in 2009, and completed level II training in Cardiac CT in 2010 (Houston, Texas). Dr Ranjbar is a Fellow of European Society of Cardiology and member of EAPCI.
Together with Dr Dorsch, they started the first Renal Denervation Program (a novel technology for treatment of resistant hypertension) in Western Canada.
Dr. Sudheer Sharma, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Sudheer Sharma is a clinical Cardiologist with clinical interests in 3D echocardiography, cardiac CT, and clinical cardiology. Dr. Sharma has a particular interest in the early detection & treatment of coronary atherosclerosis with the hopes of improving long term outcome. He has an active interest in valvular heart disease.
Dr. Sharma was raised in Edmonton. He completed Medical school at the University of Alberta in 1996. He then went on to Dalhousie University where he completed Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology Fellowship in 2002. He returned to the University of Alberta to complete a Level III Echocardiography Fellowship in 2003. Dr. Sharma pursued advanced training in cardiovascular computed tomography in California. He has also attained level III credentials in Cardiac CT.
Dr. Sharma practiced at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC (2003-2008). He was an attending staff Cardiologist performing catheter based diagnostic angiography, transthoracic & transesophageal echocardiography. He served as the Medical Director of the ECG / Holter / Stress Testing Department and Director of the Cardiology Echocardiography Lab.
In 2008, Dr. Sharma returned to Edmonton where he continues as a staff Cardiologist at the CK Hui Heart Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital Campus. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Sharma is actively involved in medical education of medical students, Residents, and Cardiology Fellows. He is an attending physician in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiology ward service. Dr. Sharma interprets transthoracic & transesophageal echocardiography at the CK Hui Heart Centre. He interprets exercise stress tests, holter, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring & supervises myocardial perfusion studies.
Dr. Sharma serves as the Echocardiography Lab Director at Edmonton Cardiology Consultants & Pulse Air Heart & Lung Centre.
Dr. B. Tyrrell, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Tyrrell completed his Medical School at the University of Western Ontario in 2000. He subsequently completed specialty training in Cardiology at the University of Alberta.
His sub-specialty focus includes: Interventional Cardiology, as well as Structural Heart Disease which was done at the North Western in North Western University under Dr. Ted Feldman which was completed in 2008.
Upon returning to Edmonton, Dr. Tyrrell has been practicing Interventional Cardiology where he has become the subsequent Director of the C.K. Hui Cardiology Care Unit, as well as the Co-Director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Program at the Mazankowski Heart Institute.
He is currently Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta and enjoys his role training Interventional and Cardiology fellows.
Dr. Sanam Verma, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Sanam Verma is a born and raised Edmontonian. He attended the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction (2010) and his Doctor of Medicine with Special Training in Research (2014). After graduating medical school, he underwent residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alberta. He then underwent further Royal College specialization training in Cardiology which was completed at the University of Alberta. Dr. Verma then advanced with additional Royal College specialization training in Critical Care Medicine. He also completed further training in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography at the CK Hui Heart Centre.
Dr. Verma works as a dual specialist as both a Cardiologist and Intensivist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He has a particular interest in Cardiac Critical Care and treatment of the most critically ill patients. His research area includes Cardiogenic Shock and has published multiple articles in literature. He also has a clinical interest in comprehensive echocardiography, point of care ultrasound and echocardiography in the Intensive Care Units, and early detection and intervention of cardiogenic shock patients. He is a member of clinical faculty at the University of Alberta and has a passion for medical education and teaching both Cardiology and Critical Care trainees.
Dr. N. Wahab, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Wahab joined Edmonton Cardiology Consultants in 2004. Her professional assignments and interests include Adult Clinical Cardiology, academic training activities, and international work. She has clinical specialties in Adult Echocardiography and Obstetrical Cardiology.
Dr. Wahab received her Medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan, completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology fellowships at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Echocardiography fellowship at the University of Alberta. Dr. Wahab completed her Masters degree in Global Health, in Non-Communicable Diseases at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Dr. Wahab is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta and a member of the University of Alberta Adult Cardiology training committee. She is an educator for Adult Cardiology and Echocardiography fellows, medical and surgical residents, medical students, and practicing physicians.
Dr. Wahab is involved in academic, community, professional, and technical collaborations focused on providing superior health education and health care at both local and international levels. Her present international effort is focused on developing sustainable cardiac health services in low income institutions within the public health sector.