Dr. Brian W. McCrindle, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Brian McCrindle is a Co-Director/Statistical Consultant for the CHSS Data Center and is a Cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  He obtained his BMedSc, MD at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and continued to complete his FRCPC, MPH from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. McCrindle has a strong interest in outcomes research and is a key member of the Data Center Research Team.  His research interests include:

  • Clinical aspects of lipid disorders and CV risk factors assessment and intervention, clinical trials.
  • Cardiologic aspects of Kawasaki disease, particularly assessment and intervention for CV risk.
  • An evidence-based approach to common paediatric CV disorders and complaints.
  • Psychosocial, neurodevelopmental and quality of life aspects relevant to paediatric cardiology.
  • Outcomes assessment of congenital heart disease and interventions, both in children and adults.

To date, Dr. McCrindle has published 289 papers, 465 Abstracts, 10 Book Chapters, 2 books and completed 202 presentations at scientific meetings.  He is the Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, has 6 professional affiliations and activities and multiple committee memberships.

As a skilled mentor, Dr. McCrindle is behind the success of many research trainees including the training of 3 Kirklin/Ashburn Fellows at the CHSS Data Center.  Recognized for his mentorship, he is the recipient of many teaching awards, including Honorary Membership in the Golden Key International Honor Society.
In addition to his statistical expertise, Dr. McCrindle brings to the CHSS Data Center a scope of knowledge from his leadership in Preventive Cardiology in Pediatrics and in spearheading a vast amount of successful multi institutional studies.

In addition to being Co-Director of the CHSS Data Center, Dr. McCrindle is the only non-surgeon full-member of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society. He has first-authored 2 and senior-authored several publications which are viewed as seminal works in this field. He remains committed to furthering and leading multi-institutional research efforts.

He is also an advanced ice and mountain climber.