Dr. Ralph-Edwards has been a cardiovascular surgeon at UHN, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital for over 20 years.
He attended University of Toronto (BSc) and Queen’s in Kingston, Ontario. Following completion of the Gallie Program in General Surgery, he entered the Cardiothoracic Program also at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ralph-Edwards graduated with specialty certifications in General, Thoracic, and Cardiac Surgery prior to starting as staff at the Toronto General Hospital.
Dr. Ralph-Edwards trained under Dr. William Williams, learning surgical techniques employed in the treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). He has extensive experience having performed over 1500 septal reduction procedures has developed novel adjunctive techniques for patients with HOCM. His clinical outcomes are second to none.
Dr. Ralph-Edwards provides sole surgical support and experience for the HOCM clinic at the Toronto General Hospital which acts as a national and international referral centre for patients with HOCM. The unit regularly provides surgical remediation for patients from coast to coast in Canada and abroad.
His primary interests include complex coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease and surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. implantation of pacemaker and defibrillators and, laser lead extraction.
Investigator in the NIH sponsored BARI II D trial comparing percutaneous versus surgical intervention for coronary disease in patients with diabetes.
Among Dr. Ralph-Edwards publications, he has documented personal case series demonstrating outstanding results and safety with septal myectomy and a highly referenced case matched series showing superior results of surgery when compared to other treatment modalities.
He is a regular collaborator with the cardiology group with multiple publications regarding patient care, prognostic stratification and results in the HOCM population.
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Toronto General Hospital
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Toronto, On M5G 2C4
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