Dr. Paul Hendry


Dr. Paul Hendry
Vice-Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Office: 613-798-5555 ext. 16879
Work E-mail: phendry@ottawaheart.ca

Dr. Paul Hendry


Dr. Hendry earned his MD from the University of Ottawa in 1981, where he completed his Residency Training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. During that time, he completed an MSc in Physiology. A year later, he was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in General Surgery. In 1989, he received further certification in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and was a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Following his residency, he undertook a research fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, for two years. He returned to Ottawa as a Staff Surgeon at the Heart Institute in 1990. Dr. Hendry is a cardiac surgeon with interests in adult arrhythmia and heart failure surgery and has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed papers.

He has been involved at all levels of medical education since he joined the University of Ottawa: helping with the development of the first cardiovascular block as part of the new undergraduate curriculum; as a Tutor for PBL and lecturer; as the cardiac surgery coordinator for the Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee; and with resident education. His area of focus now is in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) having developed a Postgraduate Course in Cardiac Surgery for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and as Scientific Program Chair for Cardiac Surgery for the CCC. He has been involved with the CPD initiatives of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society for many years and was Chair of the CPD Committee of the CCS. He has been involved on committees with the Royal College with its MoCERT program, POS exam, Educational Research and Development, and most recently the Professional Development Committees. He became the Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME) in 2009 and has worked to broaden the scope of the Office of CPD in providing education programs to physicians in our region and now oversees it as Vice-Dean for CPD.

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