Dr. Brian McCrindle is a staff pediatric cardiologist and senior scientist within the Labatt Family Heart Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He is Professor of Pediatrics of the University of Toronto, and holds an endowed chair in Child Health Research.
His clinical interests include preventive cardiology in children, Kawasaki disease, thrombosis, and cardiac rehabilitation, and he has contributed to clinical practice guidelines in these areas. His research activities span all aspects of pediatric cardiology, particularly within a multi-institutional platform.
He heads the CIHR-funded Childhood Obesity Research Team which explores research questions regarding the intersection of childhood obesity and the health care system. He is a Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Pediatric Heart Network, a consortium of clinical centers and a data coordinating center, aimed at performing multi-institutional clinical studies (trials) related to all aspects of pediatric cardiology. He supports the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Data Center, located in Toronto at Sickkids, which is a North American consortium of major pediatric cardiovascular surgical centers aimed at outcomes research.
He is the past chair of the American Heart Association’s Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee, and currently serves on the Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease Committee.