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Anne Dipchand

Title: Head, Heart Transplant Program
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-6674
Fax: 416-813-7547
Alternate Contact Name: Jacqueline Moonsammy
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 403525
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Hospital Positions

Section Head, Heart Transplantation
Staff Cardiologist, Heart Function and Echocardiography


Dr. Anne Dipchand completed her paediatric and paediatric cardiology training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She then did subspecialty echocardiography training at SickKids and heart transplantation in Denver, Colorado. She has been on staff at SickKids since 1999. Dipchand’s career has focused on the care of children with end-stage heart failure, paediatric heart transplantation, and patients post-Fontan palliation.


Dipchand’s academic and research activity has focused on issues relevant to the clinical care of heart transplant and end-stage heart failure populations – most specifically morbidity and mortality-related risk factor assessments. Her strength from a research perspective evolved to focus on large registry-based studies. She has been very successful in leadership positions in the two major paediatric heart transplant-related databases, both of which are international: the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry.

Dr. Dipchand’s research activities can be divided into the following topics:

  • Antibodies in paediatric heart transplantation
  • Outcomes post-listing and post-heart transplantation
  • Transplant cardiac allograft vasculopathy
  • Long-term Fontan follow up and Fontan failure

Education and experience

  • 2013–Present: Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2005–Present: Section Head, Heart Transplant Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1999–Present: Staff Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1999: Certificate of Special Competence - Paediatric Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • 1996–1999: Paediatric Cardiology Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1992–1996: Paediatric Residency, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1988–1992: Medical Degree (MD), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 


  • 2023: John Keith Lecturer, Vascular 2023, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • 2022: Councilor-at-Large, American Society of Transplantation
  • 2019: President, International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • 2011: Associate Director, ISHLT Registry, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
  • 2010: Founding President & Chairman of the Board, Pediatric Heart Transplant Society Foundation
  • 2009: President, Pediatric Transplant Society
  • 2009: Medical Director, David Foster Foundation 


  1. Dipchand AI, Honjo O, Alonso-Gonzalez R, McDonald M, Roche SL. Heart transplant indications, considerations and outcomes in Fontan patients: Age-related nuances, transplant listing and disease-specific indications. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2022 Jul;38(7): pp 1072-1085
  2. Vazquez Alvarez MDC, Cantor R, Koehl D, Nandi D, Kemna MS, Urshel S, West SC, Lin KY, Lim HM, Allain-Rooney T, Dipchand AI. The evolution of pediatric heart re-transplantation over three decades: An analysis from the PHTS. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.  2022 Jun;41(6): pp 791-801
  3. Kirk R, Dipchand AI, Davies R, Miera O, et al. ISHLT consensus statement on donor organ acceptability and management in pediatric heart J Heart Lung Transplant 2020;39(4):331-341
  4. Dipchand AI, Kirk R, Naftel D, Pruitt E, Blume E, Morrow R, Rosenthal D, Auerbach S, Richmond M, Kirklin Ventricular assist device support as a bridge to transplantation in pediatric patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;72(4):402-415.
  5. Dipchand AI, Webber S, Mason K, Feingold B, Bentlejewski C, Mahle W, Shaddy R, Canter C, Blume E, Lamour J, Zuckerman W, Diop H, Morrison Y, Armstrong B, Ikle D, Odim J, Zeevi A. Incidence, characterization and impact of newly detected donor specific anti-HLA antibody in the first year after pediatric heart transplantation: A report from the CTOTC-04 study. Am J Transplant 2018;18(9):2163-2174.
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