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THE 5 BEST CARDIOLOGISTS IN TORONTO

5 BEST CARDIOLOGISTS IN TORONTO
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THE 5 BEST CARDIOLOGISTS IN TORONTO

Cardiologists are truly the experts when it comes to matters of the heart, strictly speaking. With their arsenal of advanced equipment and personalised treatment approaches, they specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of various cardiovascular diseases, including arrhythmia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and congenital heart defects. 

These professionals also provide immediate medical attention for urgent cases, such as stroke, heart attack, and cardiac arrest. So, if you or a loved one is seeking top-notch cardiovascular care, read on for the specialists who’ve won our hearts!

How We Chose the Best Cardiologists in Toronto

How Much Does a Consult with a Cardiologist Cost in Toronto?

If you’re a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, there’s no fee for visiting a cardiologist as long as you provide your provincially-registered health card.Consult with your healthcare provider or insurance company for a clearer understanding of potential costs and coverage options. 

Qualifications: We carefully selected cardiologists possessing the necessary designations and extensive field experience. Our evaluation included reviewing their educational background, research involvement, and hospital affiliations.
Specialisations: We took note of their areas of expertise, recognising that cardiology covers a broad range of heart conditions.
Bedside Manner: We assessed their ability to empathise and provide genuine care through patient feedback. We also considered their attentiveness and communication style, ensuring that they provide thoughtful and easy-to-grasp concepts. 
Availability: We considered appointment scheduling, waiting times, and responsiveness to meet patients’ needs.
Facilities: We prioritised cardiologists affiliated with advanced medical centres and clinics, maintaining high hygiene standards.
Follow-up Care: We evaluated their commitment to monitoring and optimising patients’ treatment plans for effective aftercare.

1. Dr. Chris Overgaard

Dr. Chris Overgaard's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://torontocardiacclinic.ca/

https://www.uhn.ca/PMCC/Inpatient_Units/CICU/Pages/our_team.aspx

ADDRESS829 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 1C2 (Toronto Cardiac Clinic)
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILSPHONE: (416) 883-3783
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Chris Overgaard is a highly respected interventional cardiologist known for his dexterous approach and a strong sense of urgency in treating cardiovascular diseases. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he also obtained his medical degree and residencies in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He’s affiliated with the prestigious Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN, where he serves as the director of the Cardiac ICU.

For over 15 years, Dr. Chris has played a vital role in numerous critical cases, including several successful catheter-based procedures that involve congenital and structural heart conditions. Notably, he led the team that performed Canada’s first successful TandemHeart Implant, a groundbreaking non-surgical procedure that unblocks arteries. 

Pros

  • Active clinical investigator
  • Personable and compassionate 
  • Reliable in urgent cases
  • Specialises as an interventional cardiologist
  • Sought-after expert by local news outlets
  • Extensive reach through multiple hospital affiliations

Cons

  • Some complaints about rude and unhelpful secretary

Patient Reviews

His hands are truly an instrument that have helped in my continued cardiac care

“I have had the blessed fortune albeit it under not-so-great circumstances in meeting Dr. Overgaard about a year ago. He has been the master that has inserted multiple stents in my RCA and Left Main. And I can’t thank him enough. He is Godsend. His hands are truly an instrument that have helped in my continued cardiac care. And although not completely out of the woods I know that he will and always does all that he can to keep me moving forward to full recovery.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Takes the added step to make the patient comfortable throughout the procedure

“Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Not only proficient as a surgeon but takes the added step to make the patient comfortable throughout the procedure by keeping the mood light with regular communication and light-“hearted” humour.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

2. Dr. Abdulwahab Arrazaghi

Dr. Abdulwahab Arrazaghi's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://toronto-heart-womens-health-clinic-arrazaghi.business.site/

https://www.thecanadianmedical.ca/

ADDRESS1920 Ellesmere Rd Unit 207, Scarborough, ON M1H 2V6
CONTACT DETAILSPHONE: (416) 438-8667
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Abdulwahab Arrazaghi lives by a “heart to heart” ethos, passionately devoted to his community and patient advocacies. He’s an internal medicine and cardiology specialist who facilitates the transfer of patients from third-world countries, including his hometown, to Canada and Europe for advanced treatment.

He shares his extensive knowledge as an active lecturer at his alma mater, going as far as offering free courses to Canada’s medical community, sending copies of his award-winning research to hospitals all over Libya, and creating The Canadian Medical magazine to raise a conversation on relevant medical topics with the general public.

Dr. Arrazaghi completed his Echocardiography Fellowship under the Division of Cardiology at the U of T, catering specifically to adults. He’s also the executive director of Toronto Heart and Women’s Health Centre and has personally managed around 200,000 patients since starting his practice.

Pros

  • Advocate for patients from poor communities
  • Highly engaged in the medical academe
  • Committed to finding the best course of treatments
  • Values doctor-patient relationships
  • Efficient and thorough with diagnostics
  • Trained cardiac sonographer

Cons

  • Minor delays in appointments
  • Few cases of ineffective treatments
  • Caters mostly to adults

Patient Reviews

He is so sincere and extremely sharp

“Great cardiologist and great human being. Well-connected fellow to the major hospitals in the Toronto area. He can make the impossible happen to you as long as your health needs it. He speaks to you like a friend or a brother and his words echo into you even after leaving his clinic. He is so sincere and extremely sharp.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Well educated, very humbled, and an excellent educator

“Well educated, very humbled, and an excellent educator. I felt as if am sitting with my son. He explained to me the findings of my tests, and the plan very clearly. I did not feel I have been rushed at all. I am very happy to have him as my cardiologist” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Almost lost my job as a firefighter but he made a very fast and correct diagnosis

“I saw this doctor in Sudbury, Ontario. I was having rapid heartbeats and fainting. Almost lost my job as a firefighter but he made a very fast and correct diagnosis and sent me for ablation at UHN. I am doing well since and I kept my job” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

3. Dr. Socrates Vozoris

Dr. Socrates Vozoris Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.hrh.ca/programs/cardiology/
ADDRESS1235 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M3M 0B2
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILSPHONE: (416) 242-1000 Ext. 47103
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Socrates Vozoris serves as the Medical Director at Humber River Hospital’s Cardiology Clinic, leading a multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians who provide exemplary and comprehensive care for a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. 

His unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of patient care led him to pursue postgraduate training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology at three prestigious universities. Ultimately, he achieved a clinical fellow designation in the Cardiology division at the University of Toronto.

As one of the prominent cardiologists at Humber River, Dr. Vozoris has access to cutting-edge medical equipment. This includes a pacemaker clinic and advanced ECG monitors, ensuring accurate prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart diseases. As the designated echocardiographer, his expertise allows for a deeper understanding of patients’ hearts, guiding precise diagnostics and treatment plans.

Pros

  • Equipped with advanced medical facilities
  • Covers a wide range of heart conditions
  • Warm and pleasant personality
  • Specialises in echocardiography
  • Thorough follow-ups
  • Provides prevention to management services

Cons

  • Not involved in clinical trials

Patient Reviews

To say he is the best is an understatement

“Dr. Vozoris has been my cardiologist for twelve years now, an excellent cardiologist who knows his stuff, explains it to me in ways I will understand and treats me with respect and compassion. To say he is the best is an understatement.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

He was excellent and took care of my health concerns.

“I’m very impressed with how thorough he is when I met him in consult. I’ve never met a doctor who would take a fair amount of time to listen and acknowledge the concerns I have. He was excellent and took care of my health concerns.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Looked after my 93-year-old mom in the hospital and treated her like gold

“Dr. Vozoris looked after my 93-year-old mom in the hospital and treated her like gold. She was sent for a heart stint and now she’s doing well. It’s nice to know there are still docs out there who don’t disregard someone because of age.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

4. Dr. Eugene Crystal

Dr. Eugene Crystal's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=dept-med-div-cardio
ADDRESS2075 Bayview Avenue, Room A 202, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILSPHONE: (416) 480-6100 Ext. 7370
OPERATING HOURSBy Appointment/ Referral

Dr. Eugene Crystal is a driving force in the field of healthcare, known for his strong commitment to advancing medical knowledge through active leadership and participation in various health organisations in the country.

As a cardiology fellow at McMaster University, Dr. Crystal holds esteemed positions as the chairman of both the National Ablation Committee and the Winter Arrhythmia School. He is a founding member of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society and the Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook. His dedication extends to his role as a professor at the U of T.

The majority of his practice is at the Schulich Heart Centre in Sunnybrook, where he serves as a staff cardiologist and electrophysiologist. At the heart of his expertise is arrhythmia, focusing on ablation strategies and automation in ablation therapy, which is evident in over 200 of his peer-reviewed publications and patents.

Pros

  • At the forefront of several organisations
  • Specialises in the electrophysiology
  • Calm and supportive demeanour
  • Heavily involved in clinical research on arrhythmia 
  • Thorough and attentive during appointments

Cons

  • Hard to reach for follow-up for some
  • Packs in patients at a time

Patient Reviews

I can’t begin to tell you how gentle and caring Dr. Crystal is

“I was apprehensive about having a cardiac ablation just due to my nature of being afraid. But my PVCs were taking control of my life. They were symptomatic and because I suffered from chronic migraine it intensified them even more. I can’t begin to tell you how gentle and caring Dr Crystal is. He is so patient and kind He treated me like a person and not just another patient. Ablation was done on July 16th, 2019. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Our family is grateful for his expertise and human touch

“Dr. Crystal treats both of my parents with great compassion and mastery. Our family is grateful for his expertise and human touch. His office at Lawrence Park is absolutely amazing through both normal times, and during the pandemic situation.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

5. Dr. Roland G. Beaulieu

Dr. Roland G. Beaulieu's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.oakvalleyhealth.ca/
ADDRESS 1371 Neilson Road Suite 201, Scarborough, ON, M1B 4Z8
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILSPHONE: (416) 282-9198
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Roland G. Beaulieu is a highly skilled pediatric cardiologist based in Scarborough. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Dalhousie University and his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the U of T.

His specialty is a competitive field within pediatrics due to the precision and critical nature that comes with treating heart conditions in children. Alongside his medical expertise, Dr. Beaulieu effortlessly connects with his young patients, creating a comforting and supportive environment for their care. 

Dr. Beaulieu’s comprehensive services span from prenatal care for expectant mothers with potential fetal heart conditions to treating children from birth to 18 years old. His in-demand expertise led him to practice at multiple hospitals and health centres, including Scarborough General Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, SickKids, and North York General Hospital, serving communities as far as Oshawa to Orillia.

Pros

  • Impressive soft skills with young patients
  • Provides comprehensive pediatric care
  • Affiliated with multiple hospitals across Ontario
  • Explains thoroughly and in simple terms
  • Warm and caring towards children and parents
  • Also treats adults

Cons

  • Some reports of late appointments
  • Few complaints of short and rude front office

Patient Reviews

He is phenomenal with connection, and communication, and he is just kind

“Dr. B saw my son in the past, and again recently. He is phenomenal with connection, and communication, and he is just kind. He helped work through the issues causing chest pain that were not cardiac-related, and we are very grateful. He spent a tremendous amount of time with us making us laugh, and giving us suggestions on what our next steps are. We would love to see him again anytime, and feel honoured to have met him.” – Anonymous, RateMDs Reviews

Dr. B took the full hour and explained everything to me in such nice details

“He will restore anyone’s faith in good doctors. He is a specialist and in most cases, surgeons/specialist doctors don’t take extra time to go about their appointments. Dr. B took the full hour and explained everything to me in such nice details, I felt like I was sitting in a class for heart anatomy and its functions, especially in an expectant mother. Not only in the case of his medical explanations, but he was empathic, understanding and really took the time to connect where you feel like the person sitting across you genuinely cares – and not just cares because he is a doctor.” – Rai Moh, Google Reviews

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