Salim Yusuf, D.Phil, FRCPC, FRSC, O.C., is a Distinguished University Professor of
Medicine at McMaster University, and Executive Director of the Population Health
He holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Chair, was a Senior
Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (1999-2004), and has received
(among others) the Lifetime Research Achievement award of the Canadian
Cardiovascular Society, the Paul Wood Silver Medal of the British Cardiac Society, the
European Society of Cardiology gold medal, the American Heart Association Clinical
Research Award, and over 35 other international and national awards for research,
induction into the Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and
appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
He has led over 50 major internationalstudies in over 100 countries and several of these have changed medical practice. He has published over 1000 articles in refereed journals, was the second most cited researcher in the world for 2011 and has the 17 th highest H-index in history. He is a former President of the World Heart Federation, where he has initiated the Emerging Leaders program to build capacity for implementation and policy research in all continents of the world, with the aim of halving the CVD burden globally within a generation.