Christopher Caldarone, MD joined the Cardiovascular Surgery staff at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2003. Currently, he holds the Watson Family Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is Professor and Chair of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr Caldarone is an Associate Scientist in the Research Institute for the Hospital for Sick Children and cross-appointed in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Caldarone obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and his M.D. degree from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. He complete his General Surgery Residency and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the New England Deaconess/Harvard Medical School. During his training, Dr. Caldarone spent a year at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as a Clinical Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr Caldarone currently maintains a translational science laboratory focused on pulmonary vein stenosis and upstream pulmonary vasculopathology with funding from the CIHR. Dr Caldarone is the Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Data Management Center which is housed in the Research Tower and collects cardiovascular clinical data from across the University of Toronto institutions. This role builds on Dr Caldarone’s prior role as the Managing Director of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Data Center which is housed in the Hospital for Sick Children and collects congenital heart surgery data from across North America.
Dr Caldarone is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and is active in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons where he recently completed his term as a Member of the Board of Directors.