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Aamir Jeewa

Title: Section Head, Cardiomyopathy & Heart Function, Division of Cardiology
Designations: MB B.Ch., FAAP, FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-6140
Fax: 416-813-7547
Alternate Contact Name: Paula Hanus
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 403523
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Hospital Positions

Staff Cardiologist
Division of Cardiology

Medical Director
Ventricular Assist Device Program

Research Positions

Project Investigator
SickKids Research Institute


Dr. Aamir Jeewa received his medical degree from the University College Dublin in Ireland, and then went on to complete residency training in Paediatrics at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY. In 2006, Dr. Jeewa pursued training in Paediatric Cardiology at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, followed by a clinical fellowship in Heart Function and Transplantation at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). In 2011, he was then appointed as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Staff Cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. While there, Dr. Jeewa was the Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device program and Fellowship Director for Advanced Training in Heart Failure and Transplantation at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jeewa returned to SickKids in 2016 as the Section Head of the Cardiomyopathy & Heart Function Program within the Division of Cardiology, and was later appointed the Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device program in 2018. 

Dr. Jeewa's research interests include cardiomyopathies, Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), myocardial recovery, and pediatric heart failure and transplant outcomes.       
Dr. Jeewa is an avid Maple Leafs and Raptors fan and enjoys traveling, playing recreational sports, and spending time with his wife and two children. 

Education and Experience

  • 2020–Present: Section Editor, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • 2019Present: Associate Professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto
  • 2018–Present: Medical Director, Sickkids VAD Program
  • 2018–Present: Core Pediatric Faculty, Centre for Quality Improvement & Patients Safety (C-QuIPS), University of Toronto
  • 2016–Present: Section Head, Cardiomyopathy & Heart Function Program, Labatt Family Heart Centre, Sickkids
  • 2015–2016: Medical Director, VAD program, Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
  • 2011–2016: Staff Cardiologist; Heart Failure & Transplant Team and Echocardiography Lab, Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
  • 2011–2016: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2010: Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2010: Pediatric Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • 2008: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2008: Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • 2003: MB BCh BAO, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 1998: Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, University of Toronto


  1. Chen S, Cantor RS, Auerbach S, Schumacher K, Almond CS, Eghtesady P, Alejos J, Das BB, Hong BJ, Jaquiss R, Kirklin JK, Jeewa A. Outcomes After Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. 2019:  65 (4): 380-388.
  2. Jeewa A, Imamura M, Canter C, Niebler RA, VanderPluym C, Rosenthal DN, Kirklin JK, Cantor RS, Tresler M, McMullan DM, Morell VO, Turrentine M, Ameduri R, Nguyen K, Kanter K, Conway J, Gajarski R, Fraser CD Jr. Long-Term Outcomes After Transplantation After Support with a Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Device. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019: 38 (4): pp 449-455.
  3. Tunuguntla H, Jeewa A, Denfield SW. Acute Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Children. Pediatrics in Review. 2019: 40 (1): pp 14-25.
  4. Puri K, Jeewa A, Adachi I, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Price JF, Humlicek TJ, Burki S, Dreyer WJ,  Shah MD. Prevalence of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Pediatric Patients on Ventricular Assist Devices. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal. 2018: 64 (6) pp 795 – 801.)
  5. Parekh D, Jeewa A, Tume SC, Dreyer WJ, Pignatelli R, Horne D, Justino H, Qureshi AM. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support using impella devices for decompensated cardiogenic shock: A pediatric heart center experience. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal. 2018: 64 (1): pp. 98-104. 
  6. Jeewa A. Beth D. Kaufman, Heart Transplant, Chapter 494. Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd, McGraw-Hill Medical. Ohio, USA: (Aug 2018).
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