Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Stephen Fort reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Fort is an Interventional Cardiologist at The Kelowna General Hospital in BC, Canada and former Associate Professor and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Dalhousie University and Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a reviewer for the journals Heart, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, and is a frequent lecturer on cardiovascular topics.

Board Certifications

Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK)—1987
Licentiate, Medical Council of Canada—1999
Fellow in Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada—1999
Fellow in Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada—2000

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Coronary Artery Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Education

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 1982
MB ChB: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 1984
Medical and Surgical House Officer: St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, England, 1984–1985
Senior House Officer in General Medicine: Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, England, 1985–1986
Senior House Officer in Chest Medicine and Haematology: Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds, England, 1986
Registrar in Endocrinology and Senior House Officer in Cardiology: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1987
Registrar in Nephrology: Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, Wales, 1987–1988
Registrar in General/Respiratory Medicine and Geriatric/General Medicine: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1988–1989
Registrar in Cardiology and Gastroenterology: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1989
British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow and Honorary Cardiology Registrar: University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, 1989–1991
Registrar in Cardiology: Royal London Hospital, London, England, 1991–1993
MD: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 1993
Senior Registrar in Cardiology: Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1993–1995
Senior Fellow in Interventional Cardiology: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, 1995–1996
Senior Registrar in Cardiology: Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996–1998
Senior Clinical Fellow in Cardiology: Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 1998–2000

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2003–2009
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2000–2003
Director, Intravascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2000-2003

Hospital Affiliations

Interventional Cardiologist, Kelowna General Hospital, BC, Canada, 2009-present
Staff Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, 2003-2009
Director, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, 2003-2009
Staff Cardiologist, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre, Toronto, ON, 2000-2003
Deputy Head, Cardiac Catheretization Laboratory and Interventional Program, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre, Toronto, ON, 2001-2003

Professional Affiliations

British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Selected Publications

  1. Shammeri Al, Crowell R, Stewart K, Fort S. (2009) Failed Pericardiocentesis for Acute Cardiac Tamponade: Two Cases Associated with Bivalirudin Administration During PCI.Cath & Cardiovasc Intervention, in press.
  2. Zhu XF, Richards J, Tu JV, Carere RG, Cohen EA, Dzavik V, Fort S, Goodman SG, Knudtson ML, Love MP, Nallamothu BK, Rinfret S, Teo KK (2008). Canadian Quality Indicators for Percutaneous coronary Interventions in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology.24(12):899-903.
  3. Fort S, Kornowski R, Silber S, Lewis B, Bilodeau L, Almagor Y, Morice MC, Colombo A. (2007). Fused-gold vs. bare stainless steel NIRflex stents of the same geometric design in diseased native coronary arteries - long term results from the NIRTOP study. EuroInterven. 3:256-261.
  4. Madan M, Radhakrishnan S, Meis R, Paradiso-Hardy FL, Godin-Edgecombe M, Sparling C, Phillips AM, Shanmasegaram S, Fort S, Naqvi SZ, Cohen EA. (2005). Randomized comparison of enoxaparin versus heparin during elective percutaneous coronary intervention performed with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition: the ACTION Trial. American Journal of Cardiology.95(11): 1295-301.
  5. Robert N, Komlijenovic PT, Fort S, Rowlands JA. (2005). Real-time image equalisation for coronary angiography. Cath & Cardiovasc Intervention. 65(2): 288-294.
  6. Foltz WD, Huang H, Fort S, Wright GA (2002). Vasodilator response assessment in porcine myocardium using MRI relaxometry. Circulation, 106(21): 2714-2719.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Last Updated: January 27, 2010

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