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Doctors Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Medical Association) will present its 2016 Scholastic Award to Dr. Davinder Jassal, Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, and Associate Professor of Cardiology, Oncology, Radiology, and Physiology, University of Manitoba, at an awards dinner in Brandon on May 6, 2016. The award is for “scholarly activity in the health professions including research, teaching and writing”.

Doctors Manitoba is a professional association representing the economic, health policy and health promotion interests of Manitoba’s medical doctors. Founded in 1908 as the Manitoba Medical Association, Doctors Manitoba is a Division of the Canadian Medical Association, which serves the interests of physicians at the national level.

Dr. Jassal was born in Thompson, Manitoba, obtained an International Baccalaureate Degree at Sisler High School in Winnipeg, and graduated from the University of Manitoba with an MD in 1998. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba from 1998-2001 and a residency in Cardiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Subsequently, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in Cardiac Imaging specializing in echocardiography, computed tomography, and MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Dr. Jassal rejoined the Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in 2006 as an Academic Clinician Scientist, where half of his time is devoted to patient care in CCU and cardiac imaging and the other half devoted to translational research.