Dr. Roy Masters is a Cardiac Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Masters is the Chair of the Heart Institute Transplant Committee and has co-authored over 100 scientific publications.


Dr. Masters was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland, and graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Doctorate in Medicine in 1978. He was certified as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in General Surgery in 1984 and in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in 1986. At the end of his surgical training in Ottawa, Dr. Masters accepted a Clinical Fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He was the Director of the Heart Institute's Residency Program in Cardiac Surgery from 1992 to 2006.