Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Univ Ottawa Heart Institute
University of Ottawa
Dr. McPherson received her PhD from the University of London (UK) and MD and subspecialty training in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Toronto. Dr. McPherson held academic positions at the University of Toronto and McGill University before coming to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 1992. She has held continuous peer-reviewed funding from multiple agencies including, CIHR, NIH and HSFC and has published 250 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. McPherson’s laboratory research is centered on understanding of the genetic and genomics of two complex phenotypes, obesity and coronary artery disease. She directs the Lipid Clinic, Atherogenomics Laboratory & Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre at the Ottawa Heart Institute and is a key Canadian opinion leader in the area of clinical lipidology and cardiovascular risk reduction. Dr. McPherson was elected to fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada in 2014. She was awarded the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lectureship in 2018 by the American Heart Association and is the recent recipient of the UBC Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize.
Thursday, October 24
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM