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11/23/09

Dr. Tofy Mussivand: Inventor of the Artificial Cardiac Pump

Source: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

 


Dr. Tofy Mussivand

Iranian born Tofy Mussivand is a physicist, engineer and cardiologist, best known for the invention of the Artificial Cardiac Pump which temporarily takes over the functions of breathing and pumping blood for a patient during heart surgery. His medical breakthroughs and inventions have put Canada on the forefront of scientific developments in the fields of medical devices, artificial hearts and remote power transfer.

Dr. Mussivand received his undergraduate education in engineering and management at Tehran University and his doctorate in Medical Engineering and Medical Sciences at the University of Akron and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Shortly after receiving his doctorate, he joined the Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Research Foundation where he gained knowledge, training and experience in development of medical devices, cardiac care and artificial hearts.

Dr. Mussivand is currently the Professor of Surgery and Engineering at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Chair and Director of the Cardiovascular Devices Division of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and an honorary member of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences.

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