Dr David Wood was inspired by his grandfather’s heart disease to become a cardiologist.

As a passionate interventional and structural cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr David Wood is transforming the way we treat heart disease with the revolutionary Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) — see front cover for the full story.

Where did you grow up?


Why are you so passionate about cardiology?

I have always been fascinated by the cardiovascular system. My grandfather suffered from heart disease and thus it was natural for it to become a passion when I began studying medicine.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

Balancing clinical, research and personal commitments.

Who or what inspires you?

My patients on a daily basis.

If you had to pick one last meal before you die, what would that be?

Dinner with family and friends.