The Igbo Union of Canada in partnership with University of Toronto under the auspices of Dr. Yanagawa and our own Son Akachukwu Nwakoby who is currently completing his studies to become a heart surgeon at the University of Toronto will be presenting a Seminar on Hearth Health and Wellness Living on Sept 24 2023 during our regular General Meeting.
Dr. Yanagawa desires to make a presentation on heart health and healthy living and how our community can arm herself with information that will help us better manage our heart health.
Dr. Bobby Yanagawa is the Program Director and Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yanagawa obtained his BSc and PhD from the University of British Columbia and his MD degree and Cardiac Surgery Residency from the University of Toronto. He has completed research fellowships at the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, UK), National Cardiovascular Center (Osaka, Japan) and at St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada). He completed an advanced valvular fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Yanagawa’s clinical and research interests are, broadly, surgical revascularization and valvular heart disease. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers, 40 reviews and 15 book chapters including publications in Nature Communications, Nature Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He is on the editorial board of the following journals: Ann Thorac Surg, Can J Cardiol, Innovations (Associate Editor) and J Card Surg. He was the AATS 13th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Award winner in 2010.
Dr. Yanagawa is available to make the presentation at your next community meeting on Sept 24, 2023 starting 7:30PM.
Dr Yanagawa will talk for 15 min with plenty of time for a Q&A.