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Dr. Rakesh C. Arora

Dr. Rakesh C. Arora

Principal Investigator
Heart Failure Therapy, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Associate Professor
Surgery, Anaesthesia & Physiology, University of Manitoba

Head of Cardiac Surgery, University of Manitoba


About Rakesh Arora

Dr. Arora was born in London, Ontario and obtained a Baccalaureate of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. From there, he next achieved his Medical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1996 before moving to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia to undergo his Cardiac Surgery Residency. During his time in his residency in Dalhousie, he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Department of Anatomy/Neurobiology in the field of neurocardiology. After completing two further years of training at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Arora became the first Cardiac Surgeon in Canada to also complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine in 2006.

In 2009, Dr. Arora has pioneered a national society, The CANadian CARdiovascular critical care (CANCARE) Society ( that aims to advance the care of critically-ill cardiovascular patients using interdisciplinary expertise in a cooperative model.

Dr. Arora joined the Cardiac Sciences Program and the Section of Critical Care Medicine as an Academic Clinician Scientist in 2006 where he devotes a large proportion of time towards translational and clinical research. He was appointed the Director of Research for the Section of Cardiac Surgery 2007 and has received the Rudy Falk Clinician Scientist Award and the F.W. Clinical Research Professorship from the University of Manitoba in 2011.
Dr. Arora’s recent research interests have concentrated on the perioperative care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. He has specific interest in investigating matters surrounding patient safety, optimization of glycemic control and understanding the impact of frailty and delirium in the cardiac surgery patient. Based on Dr. Arora’s past clinical and research contributions, he has been invited to speak at several international critical care and cardiac surgery societies and in 2014 has been elected as the President to the American Delirium Society.

ADS Newsletter September 2014

For more information contact:

Dr. Rakesh C. Arora
I.H. Asper Institute, St. Boniface Hospital
CR3015 – 369 Taché Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
Phone: 204-258-1078
Fax: 204-231-4624

Lab Address:
Room 3038
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
Lab Phone (204) 235-3520



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