Patrick Teefy, MD, FRCPC
Interventional Cardiologist &
Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, LHSC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Western University
Dr. Patrick Teefy hails from Calgary, Alberta but eventually ventured east to undertake premedical education prior to commencing medical school at the University of Ottawa. Graduating in 1986 as a Gold Medalist in his medical class, he moved on to the University of Toronto as a medical intern and completed his Internal Medicine residency at both Wellesley and St. Michael's hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. He completed his trans-Canadian training in Cardiology back in his native city of Calgary, Alberta. Following General Cardiology training he stayed in Calgary for Interventional training and cardiovascular research under the directorship of Dr. Merrill Knudtson, one of the preeminent physicians in that field.
Dr. Teefy has been on staff at London Health Sciences Centre since 1993, initially at Victoria Hospital and now based out of the University campus. His main clinical focus is on percutaneous coronary intervention/stenting, as well as structural heart disease involving aortic valves. He is privileged to be a member of the transcatheter aortic valve implantation team (TAVI). In addition he maintains interest in a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. Teaching and research are also major aspects of his academic mission. Research is focused on aspects of interventional cardiology practice and aortic valve disease.
Dr. Teefy has also been fortunate to be involved with the Belarusian Canadian medical educational initiative, endorsed jointly between Western University and Belarusian State Medical University in Minsk. Over the past two decades Dr. Teefy, as well as Dr. William Kostuk, have aided in the advancement of the interventional cardiology program in the Republic of Belarus with didactic seminars and hands-on demonstrations. These techniques and skills are performed on patients throughout Belarus on a humanitarian basis. Both Drs. Teefy and Kostuk have been awarded honorary doctorates from the medical council in Belarus, a country which was heavily impacted by the Chernobyl accident and economic downturn following dissolution of the former Sovient Union.