Dr. Ernest Fallen

Division of Cardiology

Ernest Fallen


Professor Emeritus (FT), Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine






Academic Interests

Dr. Fallen graduated in Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 1961. Following his Internal Medicine Residency at McGill’s Royal Victoria Hospital he was awarded a Massachusetts Heart Association Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Dr. Richard Gorlin’s laboratory from 1963-67.

Dr. Fallen served as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster from 1975-1996. His research contributions have included studies in Neurocardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiac PET Imaging. He is the senior author of over 100 publications.

As a teacher, Dr. Fallen has been actively involved in Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Post-Professional education for many years. He served as Co-Director of Courses in Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology at both McGill and McMaster Universities. He was Founder and Director of The Cardiology Fellowship Residency Program at McMaster University from 1978 to 1985. Dr. Fallen has been privileged to see many of his students and residents achieve success far and wide in both private practice and academia.

Working in collaboration with the Michael DeGroote Learning Center at McMaster he authored an e-Learning Textbook in Cardiology entitled Tales From the Heart, A Case Based Conceptual Approach to Cardiology. He has also served as a co-editor of the textbook Evidence Based Cardiology.