Dr. Jayan Nagendran is a cardiac surgeon clinician-scientist and the Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta (U of A), as well as the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation for Alberta Health Services. He was born and raised in Edmonton and received his MD in 2001, and his PhD from the Department of Medicine in 2009 from the U of A. He completed his residency in Cardiac Surgery at the U of A, and then received sub-specialty training in heart and lung transplantation at Stanford University from 2009 to 2011 prior to joining the Department of Surgery at the U of A in 2011 and has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery since 2017.
Dr. Nagendran is the Director of Research for the Division of Cardiac Surgery with a productive preclinical research laboratory studying Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion, and ongoing clinical research investigations by creating the Division of Cardiac Surgery Research Office. Dr. Nagendran is a full-time surgeon performing around 200 open heart surgeries per year in Edmonton and is a serial entrepreneur. He is a strong advocate of healthcare and access to healthcare. Dr. Nagendran is proud to call Edmonton his home and wishes a bright future for all who live in our communities. He feels privileged to serve as a member of the Edmonton Police Commission.