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Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP (C), FACC is a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital. She is the Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function. She is the Head of the Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function. She is the site lead for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, her cardiology training at Dalhousie University, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University, California. She earned her Masters Degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ross served as the President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation in 2005, and an executive member of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) from 2002 through 2005 and Secretary Treasurer 2007-2010. From 2002-2014, she was a Supervisor for the CIHR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine, the Course Director (2007-2014) and Program Advisory Committee Chair and Co-Investigator from 2008-2014. She Chaired the ISHLT Master Academy in Heart Failure in 2010. She was Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation (2007-2010) and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. She served 5 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council, 3 years on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Executive and on the Board of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy. She was the Secretary Treasurer for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy 2010-2012. She was on the executive of the Heart Failure Society of America (2010-2016) and President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (2014-2016). She has published over 250 articles and won numerous teaching awards.