University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Benjamin Hibbert, MD, PhD, is an Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Vascular Biology and Experimental Medicine Laboratory. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Hibbert earned his Doctorate in Medicine in 2006, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. He subsequently went on to complete his Cardiology training and the Clinician Investigator Program while obtaining his PhD in Biochemistry – both at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Finally, he completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from 2013-2015 with an interest in structural left atrial procedures (ASD & PFO closure, LAA closure, PTMV and Mitraclip). He joined on staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2015.
Research & Clinical Interests
Dr. Hibbert’s clinical interests include both clinical and basic science research projects with a goal of performing truly translational research. His outcome based research has been performed clinically in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions or structural heart disease procedures. Topics of interest include biomarker development, adjuvant pharmacotherapy (antiplatelets, antithrombotics etc.) and impact of device selection on clinical outcomes.
Dr. Hibbert’s laboratory focuses on mechanisms involved in pathologic arterial remodelling in the development of transplant vasculopathy, in-stent restenosis, and atherosclerosis - with a goal of identifying therapeutic targets.