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Encyclopedia > Toffy Musivand

Toffy Musivand Persian: توفیق موسیوند (Born in Hamedan) is an Iranian physician and engineer and a world class cardiologist residing in Canada. Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Avicennas tomb in Hamedan Hamadan or Hamedan ( Persian: همدان , Kurdish: Ekbatan) is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. ...

He studied Medicine and Engineering at Tehran University and University of Alberta. Toffy Musivand is known for the invention of Artificial Cardiac Pump. Cardiac pump or cardiac bypass pump or heart-lung machine temporarily takes over the function of breathing and pumping blood for a patient. It generally has two parts, the pump and the aerator. Cardiac pumps are most often used in heart surgery, so that a patient's heart can be disconnected from the body for longer than the twenty minutes or so it takes a prepared patient to die. The University of Tehran (دانشگاه تهران in Persian), also known as Tehran University, is the oldest and largest university of Iran. ... The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...

Tofy Mussivand received his undergraduate education and training in engineering and management. Following many successful years in senior positions in Canadian government, crown corporations, and the private sector, Dr. Mussivand went on to receive his doctorate in Medical Engineering and Medical Sciences at the University of Akron and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Mussivand joined the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Research Foundation where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in the development of medical devices, artificial hearts, and cardiac care. In 1989, Dr. Mussivand was invited to return to Canada to continue his pioneering work in the field of medical devices.

Dr. Mussivand has achieved global recognition. His breakthroughs have resulted in the establishment of scientific eminence for Canada in the fields of medical devices, artificial hearts, remote power transfer, in situ sterilization, etc.[1]

Presently, he is Professor of Surgery and Engineering at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University; Chair and Director, Cardiovascular Devices Division of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI); and Medical Devices Program of both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. He is also an honorary member of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences. The University of Ottawa or Université dOttawa in French (also known as uOttawa or nicknamed U of O or Ottawa U) is a bilingual [1], research-intensive, non-denominational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Carleton University is an international, comprehensive university located in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

Dr. Mussivand has published over 250 papers, books, and technical articles and supervised and taught over 300 students, residents, and postdoctoral Fellows.

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  • Mussivand's publications in pubmed



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