Dr. Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Dr. Marc Ruel

Dr. Marc Ruel


Dr. Marc Ruel is Chief of Cardiac Surgery and the endowed chair of Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


He received his MD degree cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and his specialist certification in Cardiac Surgery in 2000. He subsequently pursued a combined fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and laboratory research at Harvard University, where he also completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on statistical methods.

Dr. Ruel’s faculty appointments at the University of Ottawa are with the Departments of Surgery (primary affiliation), Cellular and Molecular Medicine (cross-appointed affiliation), and Epidemiology and Community Medicine (cross-appointed affiliation). In 2010, he was promoted to Full Professor in these 3 departments. He is chair of the Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices committee, and of the Operating Room committee, at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

In September 2010, Dr. Ruel became the Assistant-Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, at the University of Ottawa.