Staff

At LHSC, we have formed a comprehensive team of experts to identify, diagnose, treat and follow patients and families with known or suspected HCM. 

Physicians

Dr. David McCarty MB BCh, MRCP (UK), FRCPC
Dr McCarty is a non-invasive cardiologist with an interest in inherited cardiomyopathies and valvular heart disease.  Dr McCarty sees patients in the HCM clinic, reads transthoracic echocardiograms of HCM patients and performs trans-esophageal or stress echocardiography as required.  

Dr. Andrew Thain, MBChB, MRCP (UK)
Dr Thain is a non-invasive cardiologist with special interests in cardiac imaging, cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease.  Dr Thain will see patients in the HCM clinic and also read the transthoracic echocardiogram or perform trans-esophageal or stress echocardiography as required.  

Dr. Michael Ward, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Ward is an interventional cardiologist who also has a focus on HCM. He sees patients in the HCM clinic, and also in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, where he performs cardiac catheterizations and alcohol septal ablation procedures for patients with severe obstructive HCM. 

Dr. Linrui (Ray) Guo, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Dr. Guo is a Professor of Surgery, and Senior Cardiac Surgeon. He specialize in Complex cardiac surgeries with a special expertise in the surgical treatment of HOCM. His research on HOCM involves in utilizing various technology to achieve optimal relief of obstruction. 

Genetics

Ms. Susan Conacher MSc, CCGC

Ms. Conacher is a certified genetic counsellor who provides genetic counselling for The HCM clinic. This involves reviewing the family history organizing genetic testing and making family screening recommendations. 

Administration

Ms. Jaselyn Beckman – HCM Coordinator & Assistant to Dr M. Ward
Phone: 519-663-3032

Ms. Ashley Brooks – Assistant to Dr D. McCarty
Phone: 519-663-3227

Ms. Marceline Metcalfe – Assistant to Dr A. Thain
Phone: 519-663-3010