Dennis Ko

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Professional Interests

Dr. Ko’s research has focused on determining optimal clinical strategies and identifying opportunities for improvement in the prevention, treatment and outcome of cardiovascular disease. These research efforts are intended to provide critical information to improve the quality of health care, monitor changes over time, and guide decisions about the allocation of scarce health care resources.


The main impact of my research aims to achieve is to improve the care and outcomes of patients, for those prior to the development of disease as well as those with existing conditions.

Awards and Grants

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Article of the Year  Award 2014
  • The Goldie Research Award, University of Toronto, 2014
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Clinician Scientist Award (2013 to 2016)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2009 to 2013)
  • Several ongoing operating grants by CIHR and Heart and Stroke Foundation on cardiovascular topics

Other Affiliations:

Use of Troponin Testing after Non-Cardiac Surgery

Published: 2023