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DR. ROLAND SABBAGH MD FRCP(C)- CARDIOLOGIST

Dr Roland Sabbagh is a graduate of McGill University's Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his fellowship in Cardiology.  He completed a sub-specialty fellowship in echocardiography at McGill and completed a second sub-specialty fellowship in cardiac imaging (nuclear and cardiac PET) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, teaching medical students and residents at the Montfort Hospital. He speaks English and French.

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DR. MATHIEU SAINT-PIERRE, FRCP(C) - RESPIROLOGIST

Dr. Mathieu Saint-Pierre obtained his medical degree from the University of Montreal. He completed specialty training at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University. He is a clinician-researcher at Montfort Hospital and a member of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa. He is the current research director for the Department of Medicine at Montfort Hospital. He has several manuscripts and abstracts published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is fluently bilingual.

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DR. CAROLYN THARSON, FRCP (C)- INTERNIST, CARDIOVASCULAR FOCUS

Dr. Carolyn Tharson is an American-trained internist from the University of Connecticut who completed her Internal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. She completed further training in ischemic nephropathy with nephrologists at the Ottawa Hospital. The clinical objective is the management of cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, as well as stages 3 and 4 of chronic ischemic renal failure. She also performs general cardiac assessment and treatment. Outside of medicine, she has classical training in piano, voice and violin.

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DR. DJILALI HANZAL 

Dr Djilali Hanzal graduated as an MD from Algiers University, Algeria in 1989. He then completed his cardiology training in   1994 in Bordeaux, France, where he had the opportunity to work with the renowned Professor F. Fontan and Professor R.Roudaut.

 

After a few years of practice, Dr. Hanzal pursued a two-year fellowship training in echocardiography including transoesophageal echocardiography, stress test, and then heart failure at the Montreal Heart Institute.

 

Dr. Hanzal has been working in the Department of Cardiology at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is also involved in medical training as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia and Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

His major areas of interest include heart failure management, stress echography, transesophageal echography and general cardiology.

 

Dr. Hanzal speaks English, Arabic, and French. His interests outside of medicine include playing soccer, cross country skiing, hiking and spending time with his family and friends for whom he likes to cook his spaghettis alle merguez.