Greg Curnew


Associate Clinical Professor, Divisions of Cardiology and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine




Research Interests

Dr. Curnew’s interests include, research in risk factor modification in people with established heart disease, as well as comparison studies among cholesterol lowering medications. In the last few years, he has devoted significant effort into lifestyle and dietary strategies to improve health.

Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Greg Curnew was raised and educated in Montreal, graduated from McGill University in 1984, and trained in Internal Medicine and cardiology at Danbury Hospital, a Yale affiliate in Danbury, Connecticut. He was an Associate Clinical Professor Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Past Director of the Coronary Care Unit and a Staff Cardiologist and Internist at The Hamilton General Hospital site of Hamilton Health Sciences.

He is an active member and former Director of The McMaster University Lipid Research Clinic, and is a past medical advisor to the Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is the former editor of Issues in Lipidology, Canadian Journal of Obesity, The Journal Club in Lipids and Atherosclerosis and Second Opinion.

Currently, he serves on several editorial boards of medically related publications including Parkhurst Exchange, Atherosclerosis in Primary Care and Perspectives in Cardiology, to which he is a contributor. He is the founder of the "LIFE" Project (Lifestyle Intervention For Ever) which is a monthly group support meeting, advocating healthy meals and recipes, exercise, discussions, slides and seminars to educate and inform adults about healthy lifestyle changes and current health issues.