Professor NS Dhalla

Professor NS Dhalla

Distinguished Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba



Dr. Naranjan Dhalla is a Distinguished Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He served for 19 years as Founding Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada.  He has been working in the field of Experimental Cardiology with a focus on pathophysiology and pharmacology of cardiac dysfunction. He was one of the first investigators to identify membrane defects during the development of heart disease. He has published 819 full length papers, which are cited more than 26,000 times in addition to editing 56 books, and training 163 fellows and graduate students in biochemical and molecular medicine.
As Secretary General and then President during 1972-1996, he developed the International Society for Heart Research for promoting cardiovascular research.

He has been the Executive Director of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, which he founded in 1996 for promoting the cardiovascular education and prevention of heart disease; he was elected as Honorary Life President in 2016 of this organization. For the past 31 years, he has been Editor-in-Chief of an international journal "Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry." Dr. Dhalla has received 197 honours and awards, including 6 Honorary Doctorate Degrees and 4 Honoris Causa Professorships from different Institutions. He has been invited to give 519 talks at various conferences and institutions around the globe. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Member of the Order of Canada, Member of the Order of Manitoba and Inductee into the Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame. He has been named for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.