Our membership is comprised of individuals who strive to continually improve the EP profession, the care of patients and best practices in the field of heart rhythm disorders. By introducing the Member Spotlight feature, we aim to bring attention to these achievements as they happen.
Each month we will feature an individual member so that you can learn more about your peers and strengthen the awareness of the EP profession and the CHRS.
Examples of Member Spotlight features can be:
- A recent publication
- Development of a new tool
- An award recognizing an achievement
- Retirement announcement
- New degree or certification
- Your institution's initiatives
- Career moves
Do you or someone you know want to be featured in our monthly Member Spotlight? Please contact us with your submission!
March 2021: Dr. William F. McIntyre
In January 2021, Dr. William F. McIntyre successfully defended his PhD in Health Research Methods at McMaster University. He has now become the first Canadian Electrophysiologist to complete this degree program.
His thesis work, entitled “Atrial Fibrillation Occurring Transiently with Stress”, examined evidence around atrial fibrillation that was first detected at the time of a hospital admission for a non-cardiac illness or non-cardiac surgery. This included a mix of systematic reviews and observational studies. One thesis study, “High-sensitivity estimate of the incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation in critically ill patients” was recognized with the CHRS’ ‘Highest Rated Electrophysiology Abstract by a Trainee Award’ at CCC 2020. His thesis earned the highest possible overall rating of “Excellent” from the examining committee. William also received Distinction for his comprehensive & independent study project “Total Events Analyses in Randomized Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Epidemiologic Study”. He was further recognized with a McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr McIntyre’s PhD was supported by awards from the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (C-SPIN), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (C-SPIN), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and McMaster University.
February 2021: Dr. Calum Redpath
Dr. Calum Redpath is a co-recipient of this year’s University of Ottawa Heart Institute's Clinical Innovation Award.
Dr. Phil Wells wrote:
The collaborations Dr. Calum Redpath has set up to implement the novel technique of stereotactic non-invasive radiation therapy to ablate ventricular arrhythmias has provided many frail patients with another option to improve their quality of life. Given Dr. Redpath’s clinical expertise and judgment regarding patient care, many of his peers now seek him out for advice. The growing national and international recognition of his expertise has led to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute being only the third centre in the world to offer this therapy.
Congratulations to Dr. Redpath.