Duncan J. Stewart
Executive Vice-President, Research, The Ottawa Hospital
Dr. Duncan Stewart is a pioneering Canadian cardiovascular researcher, recognized for his many important discoveries in blood vessel biology, as well as his dedication to translating these discoveries into benefits for patients and society. After beginning his career in academic cardiology at McGill University in Montreal, he moved to Toronto as Head of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital and later became Director of the Division of Cardiology, and Executive Director of the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine at the University of Toronto. He was recruited to lead the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in 2007.
Dr. Stewart has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has received a number of distinctions and prizes, including the Dexter Man Chair of Cardiology and Research Achievement Award of the University of Toronto, and the Research Achievement Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Throughout his career, Dr. Stewart has demonstrated leadership in bringing diverse groups of clinicians and scientists together to put Canada on the world stage for translational cardiovascular and regenerative medicine research.
As well as serving as CEO and Scientific Director of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Dr. Stewart is a senior scientist in OHRI’s Regenerative Medicine Program and holds the Evelyne and Rowell Laishley Chair. He is Vice-President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.