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Dr. Farkouh is the Peter Munk Chair in Multinational Clinical Trials at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Director of the Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, Professor and Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


He is internationally known for his work on the management of acute coronary syndromes and has a special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.


He graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University & completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Mayo Clinic and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York respectively. He holds an MSc in clinical epidemiology from McMaster University. He served as the founding director of the Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit in New York City.


Dr. Farkouh has received the Gold Medal from John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, was elected Teacher of the Year at the Mayo Clinic & was awarded the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology. Dr. Farkouh serves as section editor for Diabetes at the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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