Slava Epelman
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Contact information
TMDT, 101 College St., 3rd floor, Rm 903
University Health Network
TMDT 3rd floor, room 903
Toronto
Ontario
M5G 1L7
Phone: 416-634-7241
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Research location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Research Statement:

The leading cause of death worldwide is cardiovascular disease. We focus on the role of immune cells (macrophages and dendritic cells) in cardiac injury and tissue regeneration. Using a variety of cardiac injury models (ischemia, hemodynamic strain & viral infection), we explore how individual immune subsets control the balance between protective and pathological healing, both in mice and in patients with cardiovascular disease.