Dr. Wadea Tarhuni, MD (Hon.) Cardiologist


President and CEO, Windsor Cardiac Centre
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Clinical Associate, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Windsor Program, Windsor, Ont.

Dr. Tarhuni is the president and lead Cardiologist at the Windsor Cardiac Centre: Canada’s first and highest-ranking outpatient cardiac facility. He is a recognized leader in the field of cardiology both locally and internationally as reflected through his multiple certifications including: the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Tarhuni led the Windsor Cardiac Centre in achieving the first-ever outpatient echocardiography accreditation in Canada, and established two unique clinics in the centre: the Chest Pain Clinic, which treats cardiac patients from the two local hospitals and alleviates the burden on the Emergency Department; and the INR clinic, which provides immediate INR testing and follow up.

He continuously researches and adopts cutting-edge technologies to enhance patient care, compliance, overall experience and health outcomes. Two such technologies include, the Cardiophone: a real-time wireless ECG recording device and the HandiECG: a hand-held device that does not require leads.

Dr. Tarhuni stays active in the medical community participating in numerous hospital and medical programs such as the Saskatchewan Stroke Strategy, the Moose Jaw Union Hospital Sepsis and Quality programs, the Heart and Stroke Foundation awareness program and the American Society of Echocardiography guidelines.

He is also active in community programs that raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases and promote prevention. He has delivered numerous lectures and participated in multiple exhibits at shopping malls, shows and festivals as well as programs for targeted groups such as women, aboriginal people and children.

Dr. Tarhuni is also an environmental advocate. He is leading an initiative called Healthy Planet, Healthy Heart to promote a clean natural environment where exercise is performed at its best for optimal cardiovascular health.

Dr. Martin S. Lubanski