Dr. Mitesh Badiwala is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and is a Staff Cardiovascular Surgeon in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN. He is also the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at UHN.
Dr. Badiwala completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in 2000 where studied in the innovative Arts & Science Program. He pursued his medical education at the University of Toronto where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in 2004. He subsequently completed his residency in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Badiwala was then honoured to receive the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship from the Royal College. He travelled to Chicago and completed an advanced fellowship at Northwestern University as Chief Fellow under Dr. Patrick McCarthy, specializing in advanced valve repair, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory assistance before returning to Toronto to assume his present position.
Dr. Badiwala has completed graduate training in transplantation and vascular biology research at the University of Toronto and holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Science. He has many publications on topics in cardiovascular science and transplantation and has presented both nationally and internationally. Dr. Badiwala is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, as well as the Shafie S. Fazel Outstanding Resident Surgeon and Investigator Award and the Starr Medal from University of Toronto.
Dr. Badiwala is a member of many medical societies including the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Badiwala has a special interest in heart transplantation, valve repair and minimally invasive alternatives in cardiac surgery.