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Cardiologist Dr. Salim Yusuf still a hot, hot researcher

Published: June 14, 2013
Salim Yusuf
Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine and director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)

For the second year in a row, Dr. Salim Yusuf has been named to the esteemed list of the world's leading scientific researchers by ScienceWatch.

Yusuf, professor of medicine in McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and a leader in the research and prevention of cardiovascular disease, had 11 "hot" research papers published in 2012.

His selection to the who's who of scientific research and researchers is alongside others who attracted a high degree of attention for their research which ranged from cancer to the hunt for the "God particle" that may explain the fundamental forces at work in the universe. The definition of "hot" was measured by how many times the scientist's published papers are cited by other researchers in their work.

In his career, Yusuf has led over 25 major trials and published more than 800 articles. His research collaboration on the prevention of heart disease and improving treatments following a heart attack or stroke involves 85 countries. Yusuf is founder and director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), vice-president of research for HHS, and president-elect of the World Heart Federation.

Christopher Young, the editor of ScienceWatch, said the annual hottest research ranking, "offers a unique perspective on the trends and influencers who are shaping the future of science." Thomson Reuters' ScienceWatch is an open web resource for science metrics and research performance analysis.

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