By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

April 18, 2021

Star, Shout Outs & Publications

Sals Stars of the Week: Zubair Luqman! Presented by Rakesh Arora.

Dr. Zubair Luqman

Dr. Zubair Luqman (a.k.a. “Lucky” or “The Luqman”) completed his Cardiac Surgery Fellowship in complex cardiac surgery at Dalhousie University and did another fellowship in complex and minimally invasive cardiac surgery at University of Ottawa. During his fellowship in Ottawa, he obtained FRCSC in cardiac surgery. Prior to moving to Winnipeg, he was working as staff cardiac surgeon in St. John, New Brunswick. He joined Cardiac Surgery Section in Jan 2018 and has since, in addition to minimally invasive cardiac surgery, taken a special interest in infective endocarditis surgery. Zubair has willingly taken on incredibly challenging and complex native and prosthetic endocarditis “Commando” surgical cases for which very few surgeons would take on let alone achieve the high rate of success his patients have received. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Luqman surgical talent and skill set, as well the many of the team members involved in managing the complex perioperative issues of these patient as part of the endocarditis team. Congratulation Zubair on this well-deserved recognition and Ramadan Kareem!

Shout Outs!

Congratulations to the NICT EKG/Stress/Holter team as the winners of both the Organizing Committee Choice and Audience Favorite Awards for the ACS Provincial Heart Attack Day that took place on April 9, 2021!

They presented a video for exemplifying Cardiac Sciences’s commitment to providing a quality EKG service to meet the ACS internationally recommended benchmarks. The video will be available for everyone to view in the near future.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Varghese SS, Eekhoudt CR, Jassal DS. Mechanisms of anthracycline-mediated cardiotoxicity and preventative strategies in women with breast cancer.  Mol Cell Biochem. 2021 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s11010-021-04152-y. Online ahead of print.

Bagchi AK, Malik A, Akolkar G, Zimmer A, Belló-Klein A, De Angelis K, Jassal DS, Fini MA, Stenmark KR, Singal PK. Biochim Study of ER Stress and Apoptotic Proteins in the Heart and Tumor Exposed to Doxorubicin. Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res. 2021 Apr 12:119039. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2021.119039. Online ahead of print.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.