Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons

The Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) is an Affiliate Society of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)

About Us

The CSCS mission is to promote and represent the specialty of cardiac surgery including but not exclusive to research, education, and sound clinical practice.

The CSCS strives to be responsive to its members’ needs. In addition to the educational activities we sponsor and develop, we have partnered to assess workforce issues hoping to project surgeon shortages in the future to help plan for our specialty’s growth. The CSCS plays a role in the development of training programs to help the field adapt to new technologies and embrace new techniques.

What’s New

CCC 2024

The 2024 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) will take place October 24 through 27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Learn more ...

May 2024

The CSCS newsletter aims to provide updates on upcoming events, announcements of new activity and initiatives we are undertaking and ...

2024 CSCS Spring Meeting

We are excited for you to join us for the 2024 Joint Spring Meeting of the Canadian Society of Clinical ...

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Dr. Edward D. Percy

CSCS Trainee Spotlight

Dr. Edward D. Percy

He is originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University in 2016. During his cardiac surgery residency, he obtained a Master’s of Science focusing on perioperative pain and opioid use in cardiac surgery.

University Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Stage of Training: PGY-6, writing the exam this year
Clinical Interest: Aortic surgery (open and endovascular)
Career Plans: Aortic fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Bavaria
Hobbies: Hiking, biking & skiing

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2023 Award Recipient:
Dr. Stephen Fremes

CSCS Achievement Award

The CSCS Achievement Award was created in 2023 to recognize a member who has made significant contributions to the academic, research, or clinical scopes of cardiac surgery.

A call for nominations will go out annually to all CSCS members. The Achievement Award recipient will receive an honorary crystal award. The award will be presented at the CSCS Annual General Meeting.

2023 Award Recipient:
Dr. Joel Bierer

Dr. Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award

This award was created in honour of Dr. Paul Cartier, who was highly regarded as an outstanding Canadian Cardiac Surgeon. The award is given annually to a Cardiac Surgery Resident who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of cardiac surgery through basic science or clinical research and who has demonstrated promise for a distinguished academic career in cardiac surgery.

A call will go out annually to all CSCS members adhering to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) Call for Science deadline for abstract submissions. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, as well as an honorary plaque.

Canadian Cardiac Surgery Centres

The Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) is a national leader in cardiac surgery. Canadian patients are provided timely appointments with cardiologists who work together to provide comprehensive care that meets the exact needs of each individual.

Use the following map to find a clinic near you!

Board Of Directors And Officers Of CSCS

Ansar Hassan

President

Maral Ouzounian

President Elect

Richard Cook

Treasurer

Corey Adams

Corey Adams

Secretary

Rakesh Arora

Rakesh Arora

Past President

Janet Ngu

Atlantic Regional Representative

Francois Dagenais

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Talal Al-Atassi

Ontario Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Kenza Rahmouni

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Officers of CSCS

Subodh Verma

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Denis Bouchard

Specialty Committee Representative

Buu-Khanh Lam

Exam Board Representative

Gurmeet Singh

CANCARE Representative

Ansar Hassan

President

Ansar Hassan

President

Maral Ouzounian

President Elect

Maral Ouzounian

President Elect

Richard Cook

Treasurer

Richard Cook

Treasurer

Corey Adams

Corey Adams

Secretary

Corey Adams

Secretary

Rakesh Arora

Past President

Rakesh Arora

Past President

Janet Ngu

Atlantic Regional Representative

Janet Ngu

Atlantic Regional Representative

Francois Dagenais

Quebec Regional Representative

Francois Dagenais

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Talal Al-Atassi

Ontario Regional Representative

Talal Al-Atassi

Ontario Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Kenza Rahmouni

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Kenza Rahmouni

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Officers of CSCS

Subodh Verma

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Subodh Verma

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Denis Bouchard

Specialty Committee Representative

Denis Bouchard

Specialty Committee Representative

Buu-Khanh Lam

Exam Board Representative

Buu-Khanh Lam

Exam Board Representative

Gurmeet Singh

CANCARE Representative

Gurmeet Singh

CANCARE Representative

Become a Member of the CSCS

Fees are subject to applicable taxes.

Membership

Membership is open to individuals enrolled in a recognized Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) training program or current/past Fellows with an FRCSC in cardiac surgery as recognized by the RCPSC.

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