Navigation Links
Subodh Verma wins Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal in Surgery
Date:1/25/2013

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013--Dr. Subodh Verma, a cardiac surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital, is this year's recipient of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal in Surgery.

The medal, considered to be one of the most prestigious prizes in surgery, is given each year to one surgeon in Canada whose groundbreaking work has led to important new insights with the potential of improving patient outcomes.

Dr. Verma, who is also a scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the hospital's Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Canada Research Chair in Atherosclerosis, received the award for his work that discovered a critical role of the breast cancer gene BRCA1 as a regulator of heart function and survival that was published in the journal Nature Communications in 2011.

"Dr. Verma is one of the world's most recognizable cardiac surgeons," said Dr. David Latter, chief of cardiac surgery at St. Michael's. "Not only is Dr. Verma a skilled operating surgeon who has a direct impact on the patients on whom he performs life saving surgery, he is an important scientist whose contributions to our knowledge of cardiovascular disease impacts hundreds of thousands of patients now and in the future."

In a series of additional studies, Dr. Verma's team discovered that other breast cancer genes such as BRCA2 may also be important in the heart and may in fact be determinants of the degree of cardiac damage caused by chemotherapeutic drugs. Subsequently, Dr. Verma has shown an important role of BRCA1 in regulating how the heart utilizes energy efficiently.

The research may indicate that individuals who are at risk of breast cancer may also be at a previously unrecognized risk of heart attacks and cardiac failure.

"Dr. Verma is an excellent surgeon, but he's also an inspiring educator and a superb researcher focusing on translational research," said Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michael's.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds overmanagement of benign breast disease
2. The Royal Keeper Broadens Access to Work-Life Solutions Beyond Traditional Workplace EAP's
3. Royal Flush Havanese, Local Dog Breeder, Collects Over 4000 Canned Goods in 2012 For RICAN, The Rhode Island Center Assisting Those In Need
4. Feinstein Institute Scientist Wins Crafoord Award from Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for Arthritis Research
5. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
6. Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting
7. Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
8. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
9. University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
10. More College-Educated Women Having Children
11. US Army internal medicine Masters, Fellows honored by American College of Physicians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Dr. Andrew Lian-Jie ... fellowship trained Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. After extensive dermatology research training at the ... internship in internal medicine at the Emory University and dermatology training at the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... treatments for patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. These conditions are quite ... health. Dr. Rassouli provides personalized care to reduce the risk of these consequences ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Rountree Brady Insurance Agency, a Savannah ... eastern Georgia, is embarking on a charity effort to raise awareness and gather ... every year than anything else, yet risk factors associated with heart disease are ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Creative messages to prevent distracted ... from Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty. Entries from students aged 14-22 can ... totaling $15,000 will be awarded for the best peer-to-peer messages sharing solutions to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... The 21st Century Cures Act’s Impact on Medical Devices:, What You Need ... p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/21stcenturycures          , What do manufacturers ... year? , The passage of the act means devicemakers will be scrambling to meet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... YORK , January 19, 2017 According ... market for cryotherapy is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% ... North America will continue to be the leading market ... ... Suppliers are emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ... instruments and consumables for the medical and veterinary markets ... financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2017, ... 4:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 26, 2017.  The ... fiscal year 2017 after the market closes on Thursday, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017  Sensus Healthcare, ... device company specializing in the treatment of non-melanoma ... keloids, with superficial radiation therapy, today announced that ... year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 2, 2017 ... will hold a conference call with the investment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: