Dr. James Swan
General Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging:
Dr. Swan graduated from Queens University and did his residency training in Toronto in internal medicine and cardiology. He then did postgraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta in cardiac ultrasound and returned to Canada to introduce 2-dimensional echocardiography in 1977. He has held an appointment at the University of Toronto in the division of cardiology since 1977 and has held an appointments at St. Michael’s Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, Southlake Hospital, Toronto East General Hospital, North York General Hospital and the Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital in the division of cardiology.
He was one of the eleven founding members of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and was instrumental in getting the first non-University cath lab in Toronto at Centenary Hospital in 1986. He has been active at the Ontario Medical Association as a member of the central tariff committee and has chaired a number of committees involving high technology in cardiology for the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association. He was the first person to integrate cardiac measurements , dicom real time images and PDF ECG files from an echo machine and stress ECG machine into one final report on a computer screen. 95% of final report was then generated in seconds using his artificial intelligence program that meets current standard guidelines. This initial product has expanded for all cardiac modalities and is now used at major institutions throughout the world to improve cardiac care for patients.
He has been the team cardiologist for the NHL Oldtimers .. He continues to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization, noninvasive cardiac testing and deliver cardiac care to patients in the Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax and Collingwood offices. He is president of Ontario Association of Cardiology and section chair of cardiology at the OMA and was the initial founder of HHI in 1977