Vaibhav Patel

Dr. Vaibhav Patel

M.Pharm., Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology


Libin Cardiovascular Institute

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Educational Background

B.Pharm. Pharmacy (Pharmacology), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Baroda), 2005

M.Pharm. , Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Baroda), 2007

Doctorate , Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Baroda), 2011


Dr. Vaibhav Patel is a basic research scientist at the University of Calgary in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at M. S. University of Baroda, India in 2011 and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Medicine, University of Alberta. During his graduate and postgraduate training, Dr. Patel received various awards including national doctoral fellowship, University of Alberta Department of Medicine translational research fellowship, Dr. Francis Witkowski publication award, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions and Heart and Stroke Foundation postgraduate fellowships. During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Patel’s translational research focused on the role of ACE2/Ang 1-7 in cardiovascular disease and investigated the potential of enhancing ACE2 as a therapy for diabetic cardiovascular complications. He also investigated the novel role of adverse cytoskeletal remodeling in the progression of heart failure. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 3 book chapters. Dr. Patel’s research interests lie in the role of intercellular communications in cardiac and vascular disease. His current focus is to identify the potential role of perivascular adipocyte-secreted exosomes in intercellular communications and modulation of renin-angiotensin system in the vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells and their impact on vascular disease.


  • Todd Anderson Cardiovascular Research Award, Libin Cardiovascular Institute. 2023
  • New Investigator Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation. 2022
  • Young Investigator Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Society. 2022
  • CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly Cardiometabolic Research Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Society. 2021