Celebrating 25 incredible years

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary and looks forward to 25 more years of doing whatever it takes to deliver excellent patient care, innovation and groundbreaking discoveries.

Our sincerest thank you

Thank you to our patients, the Munk family, the Rogers family, and the numerous donors who have allowed us to continue to be Canada’s destination for excellence in cardiovascular care.

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Doing whatever it takes

Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director and Chair of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, looks forward to a bold future continuing on the Centre’s mission to provide the highest quality care to patients with heart and vascular disease.

At the heart of saving lives

Committed to patient-centred excellence and pushing the limits of cardiac care, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre helps transform survival rates for people with failing hearts. This includes medical student and heart transplant recipient Sravan Vemuri who now hopes to become a cardiologist.

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The power of artificial hearts

Evolving technology and leading-edge research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre continue to improve outcomes for patients with mechanical hearts, including Ralph Pichler, former Olympian bobsledder, who is grateful for the team and the battery-powered heart that saved his life.

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A force of will

Fareed Mohammed has faced challenges only few have because of rare vascular malformations. Thanks to his resilience and highly collaborative specialists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, he is back to a quality of life he has not experienced in a decade.

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Seeing inside the heart

One of the most cutting-edge labs in the world, the Lynn & Arnold Irwin Advanced Perioperative Imaging Lab at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre brings the power of 3D imaging, modeling and printing technologies to the front-lines of health care, research and education.

Peter Munk Cardiac Centre by the numbers

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, a world leader in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with both simple and complex cardiac and vascular disease, with some of the best patient outcomes in the world.


40% fewer adverse outcomes after cardiovascular surgery at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre compared to other institutions across North America

2.4 billion

2.4 billion data points from 2.1 million patients are stored in the digital Peter Munk Cardiovascular Health Platform and 325,000 data points are added every day.


As many as 41 heart transplants performed annually at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre’s Heart Transplant Program, with the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN – the most in Canada.


40% of cardiovascular surgeries performed at UHN are considered complex. Most cardiac centres categorize 10% of cardiovascular surgeries as complex.


163,000+ out-patient visits per year to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the premier destination to treat heart disease in Canada.


729 patients currently enrolled in Medly – a heart failure management program developed at UHN providing remote cardiac care around the clock.


9,500+ cardiac and vascular surgical procedures performed annually.


120+ clinicians, surgeons and scientists call the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre home.

2.3 million and 1.6 billion

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre’s Digital Cardiac Health Platform contains data from 2.3 million patients and 1.6 billion device readings.


As many as 45 mechanical heart implants performed annually at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre – the most in Canada.


Laying the groundwork

Prepping rooms, scheduling staff and calming patients – it’s all in a day’s work for the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre team.

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A lifetime of support

Peter Munk Cardiac Centre patients receive care and support long after they’re released.

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Ahead of the game

When patients come to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, they are cared for by world-class talent.

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A patient for life

Care doesn’t stop for people with congenital heart disease and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is helping its patients every step of the way.

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Fit for surgery

How "pre-hab" gets patients physically ready for operations.

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A more personal touch

Thanks to artificial intelligence and a greater focus on personalized and precision medicine, patients will soon receive custom treatments.

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Life-saving devices

They restore hope and confidence, and they give people a second chance at life, but these devices aren’t cheap.

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A legend in the operating room

Dr. Tirone David, one of the most influential cardiac surgeons in the world, isn't done yet.

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A heartfelt thank you

The stories of four individuals who are grateful recipients of the centre's world-class cardiovascular care at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

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Pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery

These world-class researchers are coming closer to discovering what makes the human heart tick.

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