Carin Wittnich M.D.
Cardiac Surgery
Contact Info
T: (416) 978-0509
F: (416) 978-8765
Physical Location
Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle, Room 3260
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8

Research Interests:
Current research interests focus on understanding and preventing damage to the hearts of infants undergoing heart surgery as well as those hearts with advanced pathology such as hypertrophy and failure and the role of gender. Functional and metabolic approaches are used to study these conditions and identify specific limitations amenable to intervention which would favourably ameliorate the surgical outcome and minimize risk. Present professional activities include running the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program (graduate program) at the university; staff, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery; cross-appointment to the Hospital for Sick Children and consultant to their Research Institute; member, Centre for Cardiovascular Research. Future interests are in the molecular and cellular biology of the developing myocardium and the long term effects of cyanosis and sex hormones.