Jehangir  Appoo

Dr. Jehangir Appoo



Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine


Libin Cardiovascular Institute

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Office: (403) 944-2515


Office: Health Sciences Centre79

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Following a Doctorate of Medicine from McGill University in 1997, Dr. Appoo completed Cardiac Surgery training at the University of Alberta (FRCSC 2003), fellowships in Advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, England (2003-2004) & at University of Pennsylvania (2004-2005). Having acquired specialized training in Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Endovascular Aortic Stent Grafting and Heart Failure Surgery, he joined the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in 2005, and helped establish a new program in artificial heart surgery. In 2006, he implanted the first left ventricular assist device ever in southern Alberta. In 2007, Dr. Appoo founded a multidisciplinary program in Thoracic Aortic Surgery that involved open, hybrid and minimally invasive endovascular surgery. He is an international thought leader in Thoracic Aortic Surgery and serves on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. In 2019, Dr. Appoo transitioned to Associate Research Professor. He is currently national co-Principal Investigator on 2 randomized trials in aortic surgery. Professionally, Dr. Appoo is interested in evolution of aortic disease management, technological innovation in healthcare and healthcare policy.


Areas of Research

aortic aneurysm , aortic dissection