Dr. Samir Hazra completed his B.Sc. Biochemistry (Honours) from the University of Ottawa in 2004 followed by a Doctorate in Medicine from the same institution in 2008. He then went on to complete residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto followed by subspecialty training in Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Following this, he completed sequential fellowships in advanced adult echocardiography and multimodality cardiac imaging (nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography) both at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Following his training, Dr. Hazra worked as a consultant cardiologist at the Montfort Hospital site of the University of Ottawa affiliated hospitals and at the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre where he served as echocardiography lab co-director. He also maintained associate staff privileges in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
His clinical interests include general cardiology/CCU and multimodality cardiac imaging. These interests have translated into peer-reviewed publications in journals including Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
Dr. Hazra joined the Department of Medicine with cross appointment to the Department of Radiology at the rank of Assistant Professor in July 2018. In January 2020 he assumed the role of program director of the adult cardiology training program at Queen’s University/Kingston Health Sciences Centre.