Ottawa Heart Support Group Lecture

Guest Speaker: David Birnie, BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MRCP, MD

Topic: Patient Oriented Research

David Birnie, MD, is staff cardiac electrophysiologist and Deputy Division Head of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is also Full Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Birnie co-leads the Ottawa Region strategic research Innovation Cluster on Arrhythmias

His clinical focus is on all aspects of cardiac electrophysiology including arrhythmia pharmacotherapy and radiofrequency ablation of simple and complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. He also co-leads the cardiac sarcoidosis clinic and program. He also has a major clinical interest in all aspects of implantation and follow-up of device therapy for arrhythmias. This includes pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).


OUR MEETING LOCATION IS: The University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON 2nd Floor Foustanellas Auditorium


The Ottawa Heart Support Group is an active group of heart patients who meet and wish to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. We meet on the third Monday of each month, with the hope of helping others. We share experiences and aim to improve awareness and understanding of various heart conditions. Our objective is to reduce the fear, anxiety, and emotional stress that can often result from having a serious health problem. Our focus is on developing positive attitudes and enjoying life to the fullest.

We pursue these objectives at our informal, monthly meetings with interesting and informative speaker as well as other heart-related activities. We welcome new members, their family and friends.


Ruskin Street Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.

More Information Contact

Mary Cameron 613-835-2347 or Bill Holland 613-824-9563