Our team Cardiovascular Ultrasound (CVUS) Lab

CVUS team

Physicians

Head shot of Dr. Luc Mertens

Dr. Luc Mertens MD, PhD

Section Head of Echocardiography, Sr. Associate Scientist, Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Mark Friedberg MD

Staff Cardiologist, Sr. Associate Scientist, Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Olivier Villemain MD, PhD

Staff Cardiologist, Associate Scientist-Track Investigator, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Medical Biophysics

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Dr. Edgar Jaeggi MD, FRCP (CP)

Head of Fetal Cardiac Program, Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Lindsay R. Freud MD, FASE

Associate Director of Fetal Cardiac Program, Associate Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Andreea Dragulescu MD, PhD

Staff Cardiologist, Associate Professor (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Barbara Cifra MD

Head of the Exercise Medicine Program, Staff Physician, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Conall Morgan MB BCh BaO, FRCPC

Staff Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

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Dr. Vitor Guerra MD, PhD

Staff Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics (University of Toronto)

Sonographers

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Cameron Slorach RDCS (AE, PE, FE)

Clinical Research Project Manager

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Wei Hui RDCS (USA), PhD (GER), MD (CHN)

Research Cardiac and Vascular Sonographer

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Cheryl Fackoury RDCS (PE, AE)

Research Cardiac and Vascular Sonographer

Head shot of Jacqueline Wheatley

Jacqueline Wheatley RDCS, FASE

Cardiac Sonographer, Quality Lead

Nurse Coordinators and Management

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Nathalie Dutil RN, BScN

Clinical Nurse Coordinator

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Sonila Mustafa RN, BScN, CRN, MBA(CE)

Clinical Nurse Coordinator

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Christine Kerr Ph.D., B.Ed., B.Sc., CCRP

Clinical Research Manager

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Bianca Perro HBSc

Clinical Research Project Manager

Fellows

Head shot of Dr. Safwat Aly

Dr. Safwat Aly MD, MSc, FAAP

Clinical Echo Fellow

Research Topics: Impact of obesity on repaired tetralogy of Fallot; Myocardial fibrosis in Ebstein’s anomaly; Hemodynamic changes in single ventricle patients through staged palliation

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Dr. Matthew Henry BA (Hons), BMBS, DCH, FRACP

Clinical Research Fellow, PhD Candidate

Research Topic: Blood speckle tracking and Mechanical Wave imaging in paediatrics using Ultrafast Ultrasound

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Dr. Yalin Lin MDCM, MSc

Fetal Clinical Fellow

Research Topic: Fetal echo outcomes-based research

Head shot of Dr. Minh B. Nguyen

Dr. Minh B. Nguyen MD

Clinical Research Fellow

Research Topics: Coronary Ultrafast Doppler Angiography; Ultrafast Ultrasound; Diastolic function

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Dr. Adrienn Szabo MD

Fetal Clinical Research Fellow

Research Topics: Hemodynamic effects of acute maternal hyperoxygenation in the fetus; Prenatal cardiac findings associated with perinatal outcomes in TGA; Pacing & cardiovascular effects of isolated congenital complete heart block

Head shot of Dr. Maelys Venet

Dr. Maelys Venet MD, MSc

Clinical Echo Fellow

Research Topics: Ultrafast ultrasound imaging, right ventricle stiffness, ventricular remodeling in Tetralogy of Fallot

Head shot of Dr. Kana Yazaki

Dr. Kana Yazaki MD, PhD

Research Fellow

Research Topic: Patterns of right ventricular remodeling and regional mechanics in relation to right ventricular function and clinical outcomes in children with congenital and acquired heart disease

Research coordinators

Research coordinators facilitate study recruitment, guide the volunteers and their families on the day of their participation and manage the progress of research studies.

Research students

Our research students come from the University of Toronto, elsewhere in Canada and internationally. They assist in data analysis, study recruitment and study process.