Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Program Director

Malek Kass, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Program Director, Adult Cardiology Residency Training Program
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Director, Structural Intervention
Cardiology, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Y3517- 409 Tache Ave,
Winnipeg, R2H 2A6


(204) 204258-1290 (Office)
(204) 233-2157 (Fax)

Program Highlights

Welcome to the University of Manitoba's Postgraduate Core Training in Adult Cardiology. As a trainee in our program over three years, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of Cardiology. The Cardiology Division is primarily located at St. Boniface General Hospital, where interaction with other members of the Department of Cardiac Sciences, including the sections of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Anesthesia and Cardiac ICU, promote a comprehensive approach to the cardiac patient.

Trainees will be exposed to clinical cardiology (CCU, wards, consults, and clinics), noninvasive cardiac imaging (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI), electrophysiology (pacemakers, defibrillators, EP studies and cardioversions) and interventional procedures (cardiac catheterization). The interventional program provides a high volume, diverse exposure to angiography, complex coronary intervention, intravascular ultrasound, hemodynamic studies, endomyocardial biopsy and rotational atherectomy with active planned development of valvuloplasty and structural intervention programs. The program further provides exposure to state of the art 24/7 primary PCI infarction care. As there are currently 9 residents in the Adult Cardiology Training program, and no subspecialty fellows, the trainee will develop expertise in management of acutely ill cardiac patients and first hand exposure to a number of invasive procedures. Additionally, trainees will participate and present research (basic science and/or clinical research) projects with the close collaboration of the St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, Cardiovascular Health and Research Outcomes in Manitoba (CHaRM) group, and the Department of Cardiac Sciences.

The trainee will be exposed to a number of educational rounds including:

Monday: Cardiology Grand Rounds; Discovery Research Rounds; Hemodynamic Rounds; Senior Fellow Rounds; RCPSC Practice Style Written Examinations; Echo Teaching Rounds

Tuesday: Case Of The Week Rounds; EP Rounds; Echo Rounds

Wednesday: Complex Patient Care Rounds; Combined Cardiac Sciences Rounds; Physical Examination Rounds

Thursday: EKG Rounds; Academic ½ Day; Service Rounds; Journal Club; Cath Pot Pourri Rounds

Friday: Resident Teaching Rounds

Our goal is to produce strong Clinical Cardiologists/ Clinician Scientists who will be able to adapt to the many changes in the specialty of Cardiology which will occur in their professional lifetime.

Potential applicants should refer to the CaRMS website at Complete the National Interview Registration Form and return to UBC.



We recommend that you contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to verify your licensing / examination requirements BEFORE applying to our program.

If you are a specialist who graduated from a non-RCPSC/ACGME postgraduate medical education system and want to practice medicine in Canada, you must have your credentials assessed. Please contact the TMCE Credentials Unit of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to obtain an application for "Assessment of Non-RCPSC/ACGME Training."

As well, detailed information may be obtained from the registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Kathy Van Der Vis, Medical Education Coordinator
Cardiac Sciences Fellowship Program

(204) 258-1290
FAX: (204) 233-9162


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Updated 19/09/17



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