• 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: 204-235-2315
    aravandi@sbgh.mb.ca

     

Cross-appointments

Department of physiology and pathophysiology

Keywords

  • Lipidomics
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Reperfusion injury

Research affiliations

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

Research summary

The general focus of Dr. Ravandi’s laboratory is to study lipid oxidation products and their contribution to cardiovascular pathology. The laboratory uses LC/MS/MS Lipidomic platform for quantitation and identification of lipid oxidation products in both animal models and clinical conditions to determine the involvement of oxidized lipids in both cardiac and vascular lesions. The ultimate goal is to not only identify the contribution of bioactive lipids to cardiac muscle injury but also to determine new therapeutic approaches to prevent the pathological effects of oxidized lipids.

Biography

Dr. Amir 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 at University of Toronto. He was at the Terrence Donnelly Vascular Research Labs at St. Michaels’s Hospital as postdoctoral fellow. After obtaining his MD at University of Toronto he went on to complete his internal medicine and cardiology training at McMaster University. He completed a fellowship in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions at University of California at San Diego.

He is currently on staff at St. Boniface Hospital as an interventional cardiologist. He is also an associate professor of cardiology and physiology at University of Manitoba. He is a principal investigator at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. His current focus is utilizing lipidomics to further our understanding of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury

Education

  • Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Interventions, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (2010 – 2011)
  • Fellowship in Coronary Intervention, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (2009 - 2010)
  • Adult Cardiology Residency, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2006 - 2009)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, McMaster University, Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2003 - 2006)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada (1999 - 2003)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Terrence Donnelly Vascular Biology Laboratory, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada (1998 - 1999)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Awards

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

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada

204-787-7772
204-787-4826