Kevin was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. During his undergraduate years at St. Andrews, he spent time in the anatomy lab where he discovered his passion for anatomy and surgery. During medical school at McMaster University, he solidified his interest in cardiac surgery and clinical outcomes research under the mentorship of Drs. Richard Whitlock and Emilie Belley-Côté. Kevin joined the Cardiac Surgery Residency program at the University of Toronto in 2018.

Kevin has a keen interest in clinical research, technology and innovation within cardiac surgery. He is currently completing a post-doctoral research fellowship with Dr. Mario Gaudino at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, with a focus on clinical outcomes research in myocardial revascularization. He is also completing his MPH in clinical epidemiology, effectiveness and biostatistics at Harvard University.

His clinical interests include cardiothoracic transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, multiple arterial grafting and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He has published over 20 manuscripts, in journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Outside of medicine, Kevin enjoys travelling, having visited over 20 countries. He also enjoys playing tennis, skiing and keeping up with current affairs.  


    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellow – New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2022 – Present)
    • MPH – Harvard University – Clinical Epidemiology, Effectiveness and Biostatistics (2022 – Present)
    • Cardiac Surgery Resident – University of Toronto (2018 – Present)
    • MD – McMaster University (2015 - 2018)
    • BSc (Hons) – University of St. Andrews – Medicine (2012 - 2015)

    • Cardiothoracic Transplantation
    • Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Transcatheter Valve Therapies
    • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
    • Clinical Outcomes Research
    • Artificial Intelligence

    • AATS Honoring our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Leadership Award - August 2019
    • Quality Improvement Top Project – Surgical Foundations at University of Toronto May 2019
    • Akbar Panju Professionalism Award Nominee -January 2018
    • STS Looking to the Future Medical Student Scholarship - November 2016

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    • Vervoort D, An K, Elbatarny M, Tam DY, Quastel A, Verma S, Connelly KA, Yanagawa B, Fremes SE. Dealing with the epidemic of endocarditis in people who inject drugs [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 9]. Can J Cardiol. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.06.004.
    • An K, de Mestral C, Tam DY, Qiu F, Ouzounian M, Lindsay T, Wijeysundera HC, Chung JCY. Surveillance Imaging Following Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Nov 9;78(19):1863-1871. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.08.058
    • An K, Luc JGY, Tam DY, Dagher O, Eikelboom R, Bierer J, Cartier A, Vo TX, Vaillancourt O, Forgie K, Elbatarny M, Gao SW, Whitlock R, Lamba W, Arora RC, Adams C, Yanagawa B. Infective Endocarditis secondary to injection drug use: A survey of Canadian cardiac surgeons. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec 21;S0003-4975(20)32130-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.12.003
    • An K, Belley-Cote E, Um KJ, Gupta S, McClure G, Jaffer I, Spence J, Pandey J, Van der Wall S, Eikelboom J, Whitlock R. Antiplatelet Therapy versus Anticoagulation after Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2019 Feb;119(2):328-339. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676816
    • An K, Tam D, Gaudino M, Fremes S. Radial arteries for coronary angiography and coronary artery bypass surgery: Are two arteries enough? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb;157(2):573-575. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.06.006
    • McClure GR, Belley-Cote EP, Dvirnik N, An K, Fortin G, Jaffer I, Spence J, Healey J, Singal RK, Whitlock RP. Surgical Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Europace 2018 Sep 1;20(9):1442-1450. doi: 10.1093/europace/eux336.

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