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Interventional Cardiologists

Dr. Vernon Paddock

Dr. Vernon Paddock joined the NBHC in 1992. He obtained his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Cardiology at Dalhousie University. He was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1989) and in Cardiology (1990). He completed subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology at The Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. Paddock has been the Medical Director of the NBHC since 2005. His interests include triage assessment, outcomes research, mitral valve disease and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)

Dr. Peter Fong

Peter Fong joined the NBHC in July of 2004. He obtained his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1995. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Dalhousie. He was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1999) and in Cardiology (2002). He furthered his training by completing a two year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His clinical interests include myocardial salvage, chronic total occlusions, and myocardial regeneration.

Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial

Sohrab Lutchmedial obtained his undergraduate Biology degree from Queens University and then his Medical degree from McGill University in 1993. He further trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McGill. He was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1996) and in Cardiology (1999). He completed subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology at L’université de Montréal in 2001. Dr. Lutchmedial is the Director of The New Brunswick Heart Centre Research Initiative, co-founder of the outcomes research group CoVeR-NB and Editor in Chief of the NBHC newsletter ‘Heartbeat’. He sits on the Horizon Research Ethics Board and the Research Advisory Committee. His research interests include Acute Coronary Syndromes, adolescent cardiac risk factors and disease, and coronary physiology. He speaks both French and English.

Dr. Robert Teskey

Robert Teskey joined the NBHC in 2002. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Ottawa in 1984. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at The University of Ottawa. He was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1988) and in Cardiology (1989). He also completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at The Ottawa Heart Institute. Prior to joining the NBHC, Dr. Teskey was a staff cardiologist and assistant professor at Dalhousie University. His clinical interests include critical care and he has expertise in intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS). He speaks French and English.

Dr. Colin Barry

Dr. Colin Barry joined the NBHC in July of 2004. He earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1997. He trained in Internal Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Cardiology at Dalhousie University. He was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (2001) and in Cardiology (2003). He completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at The Ottawa Heart Institute in 2004. His interests include research, acute myocardial infarction, and he is involved with The Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology. He speaks French and English.

Dr. Jaroslav Hubacek

Dr. Jaroslav Hubacek joined NBHC in 2009. He obtained his medical degree from The Commenius University in the Slovak Republic in 1997. Subsequently Dr. Hubacek successfully finished his Master of Science degree from the National University of Singapore in 2000. After the arrival to Canada, he started his career as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, where he also completed his Internal Medicine training. Dr. Hubacek’s core cardiology fellowship brought him to Maritimes. After successful completion of the cardiology training at Dalhousie University he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine (2006) and Cardiology (2008). He further specialized in interventional cardiology at the University of Calgary. During his formal training Dr. Hubacek continued his research interests in vascular biology and outcome research with APPROACH group. His clinical and research interests include Acute Coronary Syndromes, hemodynamic assessment of coronary stenosis, risk prediction models, and population and patient specific outcomes.
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