Jacqueline Saw, MD, FRCPC, FACC

Dr. Jacqueline Saw is an Interventional Cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), with joint appointment at St Paul’s Hospital. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Program Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at VGH.

She was awarded Canada Scholar and the Dean’s Entrance Scholarship for Natural Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where she did her undergraduate degree. She then obtained her medical doctorate at the University of Ottawa, where she graduated summa cum laude. She did her residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of British Columbia, and served as Chief Cardiology Fellow. She then proceeded to Interventional Cardiology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, which encompassed carotid, peripheral and structural interventional training. She has been an active staff with the Division of Cardiology at VGH and joint appointment at St Paul’s Hospital since 2004. She is also a physician proctor for left atrial appendage closure with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and WATCHMAN devices.

Dr. Saw’s research interests include spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), left atrial appendage closure, antiplatelet therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention, carotid artery stenting, peripheral intervention and non-atherosclerotic coronary artery disease [including SCAD and coronary fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in women]. She is the principal investigator of the Canadian SCAD Study, PRYME, NACAD, SAFER-SCAD, Canadian WATCHMAN Registry, TAP-CABG, and ELAPSE studies. She has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, including scientific research studies, review articles and book chapters. She is also the editor of two textbooks on carotid artery stenting, and one textbook on left atrial appendage closure.

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