Division of Cardiology

Sanaz Piran


Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Staff Cardiologist, Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, Ontario





Education and Professional Certifications:

2012-2014 Clinical / Research fellowship (Adult Echocardiography), University of Toronto, CIHR Fellowship
2010-2012 Clinical / Research fellowship (Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Function Clinics and Adult Congenital Heart Disease), University of Toronto, CIHR Fellowship
2007-2010 Cardiology Fellowship, University of Toronto
2004-2007 Internal Medicine Residency, McMaster University
2000-2004 Doctor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
1998-2000 Honors Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Heart Failure Research: Biomarkers of heart failure, cardiorenal syndrome and heart transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.

Selected Publications

  1. Piran S, Liu PP, Morales A, Hershberger R. Where Genome Meets Phenome: Rationale for Integrating Genentic and Protein Biomarkers in the Diagnosis and Management of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure. JACC Vol. 60, No. 4 2012.
  2. Piran S, Silversides C, Webb G, Oechslin E, and Liu P. Cardiorenal syndrome in patients with complex congenital heart disease. 2012; Circulation in press.
  3. Wood P, Piran S, Liu PP. Diastolic Heart Failure: Progress, Treatment Challenges and Prevention. 2011; Canadian Journal of Cardiology
  4. Piran S, Rampersad P, Errett L and Leong-Poi H. Extensive Fulminant Multivalvular Infective Endocarditis. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, 2009;2(6):787-9.
  5. N Collins, Piran S, Harrison J, Azevedo E, Oechslin E, Silversides C. Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia in Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease and Ventricular Dysfunction (Subaortic Right Ventricle and Single Ventricle Physiology). The American Journal of Cardiology, 2009; 102:5, 625 - 628.
  6. Piran S, Veldtman G, Webb G, Liu P. Heart Failure and Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Single and / or Systemic Right Ventricles. Circulation, 2002; 105:1189-1194.

Awards and Honors:

2010-2014 Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowship Award