Professor, Staff Interventional Cardiologist
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Dr. Derek So, a Professor at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), is an interventional cardiologist and program director for the Adult Interventional Cardiology program. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto and completed residency training in internal medicine at McMaster University. He further trained in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at UOHI. Dr. So holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. So’s research interests include: acute coronary syndromes, PCI outcomes, pharmacogenomics and personalized anti-platelet therapy. Currently, Dr. So is leading a group of basic science and clinical researchers in the RAPID program, studying future strategies for personalized anti-platelet therapy. As part of the RAPID program, Dr. So presented the RAPID GENE study, a late breaking trial at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2011 and published in the LANCET. Dr. So has held multiple grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) in the field of anti-platelet therapies, including the RAPID MANAGE, RAPID CABG and RAPID EXTEND studies. In 2016, Dr. So was granted a mid-career investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Currently, Dr. So is the interventional cardiology lead at the UOHI Code Shock Program, the CHIP program and participates in the UOHI CTO interventional team.