Toronto General Hospital

Toronto General Hospital

Mission Statement:

  • To provide exemplary and compassionate patient care.
  • To develop the clinical, teaching and research skills of physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health care professionals, students, life scientists and other colleagues in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
  • To create, apply and disseminate new knowledge for the well-being of patients.
  • To maintain excellence in patient care, education, and research, in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
  • To manage the resources entrusted to us for these purposes responsibly and honourably.

Clinical Activities (1994)

Open heart procedures:

coronary artery bypass 1,373 patients, valve surgery 398 patients, miscellaneous (thoracic aortic aneurysms, transplants, congenital heart defects, etc.) 283 patients


pacemakers 481 patients, defibrillators 25 patients

Educational Activities:

Staff surgeons participate actively in medical undergraduate education (yrs 2, 3 and 4). The Division has 2 residents (1 assistant and 1 senior) and 5 fellows (2 in research and 3 in clinical activities).

Permanent Manpower:

Staff surgeons: 8; Clinical assistants: 5; Nurse clinicians: 4