• Portrait of Amir Ravandi
  • Associate professor,
    Research director (section of cardiology)

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    St. Boniface Hospital
    Room Y3508 Bergen Cardiac Care Centre
    409 Tache Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-235-3826


Department of physiology and pathophysiology

Research summary

Dr. Ravandi's research focuses on understanding how these oxidized lipids contribute to diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels. By using a powerful tool called LC/MS/MS Lipidomic platform, he is able to identify and quantify the different types of oxidized lipids present in different samples, such as blood or tissue samples from animal models or patients. This information can then be used to better understand the role of these lipids in the development of cardiac and vascular lesions, and to identify new therapeutic approaches to prevent their harmful effects.

One example of this research is in the field of myocardial ischemia, which refers to a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle. This can happen during a heart attack and lead to reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood flow is restored to the heart muscle after a period of ischemia. Dr. Ravandi's research aims to understand the role of oxidized lipids in these conditions and potentially find new ways to prevent or reduce the damage caused by reperfusion injury.


  • Cardiology
  • Coronary and peripheral vascular interventions
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Lipidomics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Reperfusion injury

Research affiliations

  • Principal investigator, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre


Dr. Amir Ravandi is an associate professor and research director in the section of cardiology at the Max Rady College of Medicine. He is an interventional cardiologist and principal investigator at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Dr. Ravandi received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and went on to complete a PhD at the Banting and Best Medical Research Institute. He then completed postdoctoral training at the Terrence Donnelly Vascular Research Labs at St. Michael's Hospital. After obtaining his MD from the University of Toronto, he completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at McMaster University. He finished his training with a fellowship in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions at the University of California, San Diego.


Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Interventions, University of California at San Diego, (2010-2011)

Fellowship in Coronary Intervention, University of California at San Diego

Adult Cardiology Residency, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (2006-2009)

Internal Medicine Residency, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (2003-2006)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto (1999-2003)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Terrence Donnelly Vascular Biology Laboratory, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto (1998-1999)

Doctor of Philosophy, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto

Bachelor of Science, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto


Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship (2016 - 2019)

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