Dr. Elbatarny is currently a PGY3 in Cardiac Surgery, a PhD candidate in the Surgeon-Scientist Training Program, Clinician-Investigator Program Award Recipient, and a Vanier Scholar. 

Her PhD in Multiomics of Thoracic Aortopathy involves state-of-the-art bioinformatics, molecular biology & gene therapy, artificial intelligence, and multi-centre trial collaborations to develop precision medicine tools for better prognosticating risk of type A dissection. Through this work she has established the MultiTAAD research working group. She has accumulated over $800K in research funds and mentored students to lead and present several MultiTAAD subanalyses at international meetings. Her clinical research also includes national and international multicentre collaborations using large registries from the CTAC, IRAD, and ISTH.

Dr. Elbatarny has served as a resident editor on the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet) for the past 4 years and is the Resident Representative on the University of Toronto Research Committee. She has a strong interest in patient eduction and global surgical outreach; thus she developed patient education campaigns, participated in global cardiac surgical rotations in Egypt, lead international and multi-centre collaborations, and most recently, is the founder of FlowLeaflets, a social enterprise for generation of clinical logbooks that raises funds for global surgical needs.

She is a self-taught graphic designer/medical illustrator, and an avid recreational cyclist.


    • PhD (Dept. of Physiology)– University of Toronto (2021 - Present)
    • Cardiac Surgery Residency – University of Toronto (2019 - Present)
    • Medical Degree – Queen’s University (2015 - 2019)
    • Bachelor of Sciences (Life Sciences) – Queen’s University (2012 - 2015)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma – Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (2009 - 2012)

    • Aortic Root Surgery in Children & Adults
    • Complex Aortic and Arch Repairs in Children & Adults
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Cardiac Surgery in Developing Countries

    • 2024 — Precision Medicine Research Grant $500K (Co-Investigator, Primary writer)
    • 2023 — Vanier Graduate Scholarship Most Prestigious Canadian Graduate Award $150K
    • 2021 — Clinician Investigator Program Funding $70K
    • 2021 — Ontario Graduate Scholarship $15K
    • 2018 — Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking To The Future Scholarship
    • 2017 — Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Have A Heart Award
    • 2016 — Sajda Khatoon Memorial University All Star Scholarship
    • 2016 — John F. Sparks Memorial Fund Summer Studentship Award
    • 2015 — Gold Medal, International Genetically Engineered Machine Conference (iGEM)
    • 2013 — Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) Annual Research Abstract Awards
    • 2013 — American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award
    • 2013 — Dream of Cure Award for Inherited Bleeding Disorders Studentship
    • 2013 — Queen’s Innovation Centre (QIC) Summer Initiative Internship
    • 2012 — Queen's University President's Scholarship
    • 2012 — Queen's University Watkins Scholarship
    • 2011 — Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Award

    • Elbatarny M, S Trimarchi, A Korach, M Di Eusanio, D Pacini, R Bekeredjian, T Myrmel, JE Bavaria, ND Desai, I Sultan, DR Brinster, C-W Pai, KA Eagle, HJ Patel, MD Peterson. Axillary vs Femoral Arterial Cannulation in Acute Type A Dissection: International Multicenter Data. Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 accepted.
    • Elbatarny M, Stevens LM, Dagenais F, Peterson MD, Vervoort D, El-Hamamsy I, Moon M, Al-Atassi T, Chung J, Boodhwani M, Chu MWA, Ouzounian M; Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative Investigators. Hemiarch versus extended arch repair for acute type A dissection: Results from a multicenter national registry. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Mar;167(3):935-943.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2023.04.012. Epub 2023 Apr 20. PMID: 37084820.
    • Rocha RV, Friedrich JO, Elbatarny M, Yanagawa B, Al-Omran M, Forbes TL, Lindsay TF, Ouzounian M. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early outcomes after endovascular versus open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1936-1945.e5. Review.
    • Elbatarny M, Tam DY, Edelman JJ, Rocha RV, Chu MWA, Peterson MD, El-Hamamsy I, Appoo JJ, Friedrich JO, Boodhwani M, Yanagawa B, Ouzounian M; Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) Investigators. Valve-Sparing Root Replacement Versus Composite Valve Grafting in Aortic Root Dilation: A Meta-Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):296-306. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.11.054. Epub 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 31981499.
    • Elbatarny M, Mollah S, Grabell J, Bae S, Deforest M, Tuttle A, Hopman W, Clark DS, Mauer AC, Bowman M, Riddel J, Christopherson PA, Montgomery RR; Zimmerman Program Investigators, Rand ML, Coller B, James PD. Normal range of bleeding scores for the ISTH-BAT: adult and pediatric data from the merging project. Haemophilia. 2014 Nov;20(6):831-5. Epub 2014 Sep 6.

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