Shamir Mehta

The 2022 Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Research Achievement Award goes to PHRI Senior Scientist, Shamir Mehta, who leads our Acute Coronary Syndromes and Interventional Cardiology program.

This most prestigious of the CCS awards, created in 1982 in recognition of research excellence, is given to an established investigator working on an aspect of cardiovascular research in Canada.

Mehta will be received his award at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2022 in October, where he will give a talk on his area of research specialty.

Mehta led the landmark COMPLETE trial, which informed the 2021 guidelines for coronary artery revascularization published by the ACC/AHA/SCAI (with highest levels of recommendation and evidence).

COMPLETE (NEJM, 2019) has continued to yield insights – as recently as ACC 2022 where Mehta presented a COMPLETE analysis of angina-related quality of life.

Last year, he received an endowed chair for interventional cardiology – the Douglas Holder/PHRI Chair – worth $2 million to support his ongoing research that’s breaking new ground in his field.

Previous recipients of the annual CCS Research Achievement Award have included PHRI Senior Scientist Stuart Connolly (2014); and PHRI Executive Director Salim Yusuf (1999).

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