Mimi Deng joined the Cardiac Surgery Residency program at the University of Toronto in 2021. Previously, she completed medical school at University of Ottawa and received her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University, specializing in Biomedicine & Biochemistry. During her undergraduate medical studies, she was involved in providing extracurricular medical/surgical educational opportunities, and developing initiatives in Global Health and Health Equity.

During residency, she looks forward to exploring the full breadth of adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, as well as innovative approaches to improving perioperative care.

Outside of medicine, Mimi enjoys movies, running, and graphic design. 


    Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical specialization), McMaster University, 2013 - 2017

    Doctor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2017 - 2021

    Cardiac Surgery residency, University of Toronto, 2021 - present


    2021 - University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine Article Award of Issue 10.2

    2021 - International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting Registration Award

    2021 - Dr. Eric W. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

    2020 - University of Ottawa Recognition for dedication to Global Health certification

    2020 - Lorenzo Danis Fund

    2020 - Dr. Nadia Mikhael Scholarship Fund

    2018, 2019  - Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Student Initiative Grant x2

    2019 - George J. Kadar Memorial Scholarship

    2019 - Gilles G. Patry Student Engagement Scholarship

    2019 - University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Award

    2018 - The SickKids Hospital Perioperative Award

    2018 - uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Marketing & Design Competition Winner

    2017 - Catherine McNeil Graduand Prize


    Clinical Interests

    Congenital heart disease

    Neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery

    Hybrid cardiac surgery

    Heart transplant

    Research Interests

    Congenital cardiac surgery

    Valvular surgery

    Medical & surgical education




    Deng MX, Kirsch R, Jaeggi E, Honjo O. Management of a premature low birth weight neonate with Ebstein anomaly and persistent circular shunt using modified Starnes procedure. JTCVS Techniques. 2021;0(0). doi:10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.01.040

    Luo S, Haller C, Deng MX, Honjo O. H-Repair in Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis. JTCVS Techniques. January 2021. doi:10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.003

    Deng M, Nham E, Malvea A, Ramsay T, Seabrook C, Watterson J. Exploring the Impact of the Surgical Exploration and Discovery (SEAD) Program on Medical Students’ Perceptions of Gender Biases in Surgery: A Mixed-Method Evaluation. Journal of Surgical Education. December 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.11.016

    Etherington N, Deng M, Boet S, et al. Impact of physician’s sex/gender on processes of care, and clinical outcomes in cardiac operative care: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(9):e037139. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037139

    Deng M, Elmistekawy E, Mesana T, Chan V. Correction of bileaflet mitral valve prolapse via reduction of posterior leaflet height. Ann Thorac Surg. June 2020. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.131




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