Robert Roberts, MD, FRCP(C), MACC

Robert Roberts received his M.D. from Dalhousie University completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Toronto. Funded by a Canadian Heart Foundation Scholarship, he pursued research in heart disease at the University of California, San Diego, following which he was recruited to Washington University as Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Barnes Hospital. In 1982, he accepted a position as Chief of Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he remained for 23 years. On April 1, 2004, Dr. Roberts was appointed President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Director of The Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre.

Dr. Roberts has had a distinguished and prolific career as a Cardiologist, Educator and Scientist having published over 900 scientific articles and was awarded the Most Highly Cited Researcher in 2002. He developed the MCBK Test which was used to diagnose heart attacks for the past three decades. Dr. Roberts' research led him to the discovery of several genes for heart disease. In recognition of his scientific contributions, Dr. Roberts has received many awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology (1998), the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association (2001), the McLaughlin Award from the Royal Society of Canada (2008), Albrecht Fleckenstein Memorial Award from the International Academy of Cardiology (2008), Master of the American College of Cardiology (2007) and the Robert Beamish Leadership Award (2005). Dr. Roberts is known throughout the world for his articulate presentations.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011