Dr. Wadea Tarhuni
MD, FACP, FACC, FRCPC, CBCCT, FASE, FAHA, CCPE
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 president of the Windsor Cardiac Centre where he is the leading cardiologist. He received his first medical degree in Libya and completed his cardiology residency in Toronto. He is licensed in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Michigan. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine and cardiology, 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 to achieve 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 cardiac care technologies that enhance patient care. For example, the Cardiophone: a wireless real-time ECG recording device, was demonstrated for the first time in the history of marathons at the 'Run of Heroes' Event in Amherstburg, where 20 runners wore it. Another innovation is the HandiECG, a hand-held device that does not require leads.
Dr. Tarhuni is active in the medical community and has participated 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 how to prevent them. He has delivered numerous lectures and participated in 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 environment 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