Dr Ernesto Schiffrin

Academic title(s): 

Professor of Medicine

Dr Ernesto Schiffrin
Contact Information
Email address: 
ernesto.schiffrin [at] mcgill.ca

Dr Schiffrin is Professor and Vice-Chair (Research), Department of Medicine, McGill University, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, and Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions in his field, in 2010 Dr Schiffrin was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and presented with the Bjorn Folkow Award of the European Society of Hypertension. Dr Schiffrin just now received  the 2011 Excellence Award for Research in Hypertension of the American Heart Association. The citation of the award reads: For his pioneering translational work leading to discovery of mechanisms involved in the remodeling of small resistance arteries in experimental and human hypertension. His groundbreaking research demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy electively causes regression of vascular remodeling in hypertensive patients. His seminal studies on angiotensin II, aldosterone and endothelin have elucidated the importance of these hormones in the vascular biology of hypertension.  

Visit Dr Schiffrin's webpage at: http://www.ladydavis.ca/en/ernestoschiffrin




Jewish General Hospital
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