Dennis Ko

Division of Cardiology

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dennis Ko

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A cardiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Ko uses large health administrative databases at ICES to study variations in the rates of use and associated outcomes of cardiovascular procedures. His research has been truly practice-changing not only in Canada, but internationally. Due to his expertise, he has assisted the Ministry of Health in the creation, implementation and evaluation of funding models for performance of cardiac procedures across the province and serves as an expert consultant on cardiac care reporting to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (CIHI). Dr. Ko has also provided an enormous amount of research supervision across multiple learner levels. Indicative of his excellence as a research supervisor, his trainees have co-authored 90 manuscripts and have been successful in receiving CIHR Fellowship Awards and other honours, including the Dr. Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.