Harriette Van Spall, MD

Dr. Van Spall is a cardiologist and clinical trialist with expertise in heart failure, data
science, and implementation science. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, among others. A
recipient of the prestigious 2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canadian
Cardiovascular Society Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences, she has
garnered more than $6.0 million in operating grants and research awards; has
presented her work at late breaking clinical trial sessions at major international
cardiovascular conferences; and has published research in high-impact medical
journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, European Heart Journal,
Circulation, and JACC.
Dr. Van Spall is engaged internationally as an invited speaker and media
correspondent, a peer reviewer at Canadian and international federal grant agencies,
an editorial board member at a few high-impact journals, and a member of international
research networks. A champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the research
enterprise, she has a strong record of mentorship to several diverse international
trainees, who have successfully won grant funding and published in top medical
journals under her supervision.
Dr. Van Spall obtained Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the
University of Toronto, where she completed her residency and clinical fellowship
programs. With a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public
Health, she completed a clinical research fellowship at McMaster University. She is an
Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Canada.


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