The Heart Transplant Advisory Committee (HTAC) provides advice on heart donation and transplantation, clinical policy and practice issues including registries development and improvement, and operation of the interprovincial heart program.

Heart Transplant Advisory Committee (HTAC) Members

Dr. Brian Clarke, Chair, Associate Professor, UBC Cardiology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Mustafa Toma, Director, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation Fellowship Program, Division of Cardiology, VCH/PHCA - St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Daniel Kim, Medical Co-Director, Cardiology, AHS - University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Robert Miller, Clinical Associate Professor, Director Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Dr. (Stephen) Allan Schaffer, Associate Director, Acute Cardiac Care Unit, WRHA – St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Ryan DaveyAssociate Professor, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, London, Ontario

Dr. Anne Dipchand, Associate Director, Transplant Centre University Health Network, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Michael McDonald Staff Physician/Specialist, Heart Transplant Clinic, UHN - Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Vivek Rao, Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sharon Chih, Cardiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Michel Carrier, Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program, University of Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Québec

Dr. Nadia Giannetti, Medical Director, Heart Failure & Heart Transplant, MUHC - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Québec

Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel NolyCardiologist, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Québec

Dr. Christine BourgaultCardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Québec Heart and Lung Institute, Québec, Québec

Dr. Kim Anderson, Cardiologist, NSHA - QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Catherine Butler, DirectorOrgan & Tissue Donation & Transplantation

 Fatima Dharsee, Program Manager, Canadian Blood Services


Last updated May 2024