Jack Tu holds a Doctor of Medicine degree (1988) from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology (1993) from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Health Policy (1996) from HarvardUniversity. He began his academic career in 1996. He is currently a senior scientist at ICES, where he heads the Cardiovascular and Diagnostic Imaging Program. In addition, he holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research Tier I and was promoted in 2004 to Professor of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is also an attending physician in the Divisions of Cardiology (Schulich Heart Program) and General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Tu is an internationally-recognized health services researcher, who has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation and other leading journals. As a principal investigator, he has held several million dollars in peer-reviewed grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and other funding agencies. He is the team leader of the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team (CCORT), a group of over 30 of Canada ’s leading cardiac outcomes.He has served as a scientific advisor to the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario on cardiac health policy-related issues for over a decade and is Chair of the Publications Committee of the Ontario Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Database initiative.
Dr. Tu supervises students at all levels of training from medical students to postdoctoral fellows, and been invited to present lectures at medical research meetings in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. His academic honors include the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Young Investigator Award, a Harkness Associate Award from the Commonwealth Fund, New York, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research National Knowledge Translation Award.He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Key Research Interests:
Quality of acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure care
Access to andoutcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft surgery and implantable cardioverter defibrillators