Cardiac and Vascular Conference
St. Vincent Healthcare
As we grow and evolve cardiac and vascular care practices, we want you, the audience, to be informed of new evidence based practices that are available to provide those with cardiac and vascular issues the best possible outcomes. This conference will provide up-to-date information about current, evidence-based strategies to promote superior cardiac and vascular care.
Keynote for this year's conference is Simon Maltais, MD, PhD, FRCSC. Simon Maltais was born in Quebec in Canada. He is French Canadian and board-certified from Canada in cardiac surgery at the SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute in Billings, Montana.
Dr Maltais specializes in heart failure surgery, complete arterial revascularization, minimally invasive and robotic valve interventions, surgical treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, complex aortic procedures, and complex reoperations. He has a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering and heart regeneration. Dr. Maltais previously served as Clinical Vice-Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maltais was the Surgical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program and has developed recognition in heart failure surgery and complex mitral valve repair for degenerative disease. Dr. Maltais also worked several years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Tennessee where he was the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs. With continued interests in research, Dr. Maltais is a widely published researcher and his bibliography lists over 160 peer-reviewed original papers and articles. He has prepared over 100 abstract and poster presentations in national and international meetings and has been included in ten book chapters.
He is further a published non-fiction book author. His most recent book is called Healthcare Anonymous: Put Yourself First to Avoid Anxiety, Addiction, and Burnout that offers a map for healthcare workers to understand their struggles and start a process of recovery. He is a health and life coach and enjoys acting classes, tennis, swimming, and biking.