Renowned Cardiologist Joins Heart Institute Team

Dr. David Messika-Zeitoun

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to welcome Dr. David Messika-Zeitoun as the newest member of its Division of Cardiology. Dr. Messika-Zeitoun is a non-invasive cardiologist specialized in echocardiography and valvular heart disease. He joins the Heart Institute from the Bichat Hospital in Paris, France.

Dr. Messika-Zeitoun graduated from medical school at the Université Paris VI Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in 1992. He completed his training in cardiology in Paris and became an assistant professor at Tenon Hospital in 1999. After a two-year research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic from 2001 to 2003, he returned to Paris to work at the Bichat Hospital as a staff member in the Division of Cardiology. He completed his PhD in 2009 and was appointed to full professor of cardiology in 2013.

Dr. Messika-Zeitoun has a special interest in imaging and new transcatheter therapies. “ We are more than pleased to have Dr. Messika-Zeitoun join the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and look forward to his contributions to excellent care for our patients and to our academic mission, ” said Dr. Rob Beanlands, Head of the Division of Cardiology.

Cardiology at the Heart Institute is a model of excellence in all realms of cardiovascular medicine. Its clinical programs serve among the largest patient volumes in Canada in electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and heart attack management, cardiac critical care, advanced heart failure and multimodality cardiac imaging. The cardiology residency program is the most sought-after training program in the country. Fellowship training programs attract fellows from six continents and across Canada. The Division conducts state-of-the-art research to understand disease and to develop the therapies of tomorrow.


Judith Lachance
Promotion and Communication Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
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