William Stansfield joined UHN's Division of Cardiovascular Surgery in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in 2015. Bill received his M.D from McGill University and then pursued training in general surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He remained at UNC for a research fellowship in basic and translational research, and for clinical training in cardiac and thoracic surgery. After completing training, he was recruited to stay at UNC as surgical faculty in the division of cardiothoracic surgery.His primary clinical interests are in valve repair and replacement through minimally invasive techniques, and care of the end-stage heart failure patient. This includes a range of cardiac operations on low EF patients, including different types of mechanical support and heart transplant.
Dr. Stansfield’s research interest is in myocardial reverse remodeling, especially after pressure offloading of the left ventricle through aortic valve replacement or LVAD therapy.
Can J Surg. 2017 Aug;60(4):253-259
Erratum to 'Cessation of biomechanical stretch model of C2C12 cells modelsmyocyte atrophy and anaplerotic changes in metabolism usingnon-targeted metabolomics analysisAmro' [Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. (2016) 80-92].
Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2017 Jul;88:238-240
Cessation of biomechanical stretch model of C2C12 cells models myocyte atrophy and anaplerotic changes in metabolism using non-targeted metabolomics analysis.
Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2016 Oct;79:80-92
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep;152(3):683-5
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr;151(4):e64-5
Tricuspid Valve Annular Dilation as a Predictor of Right Ventricular Failure After Implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device.
J Card Surg. 2016 Feb;31(2):110-6
Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Mar;21(1):95-98
MuRF2 regulates PPARγ1 activity to protect against diabetic cardiomyopathy and enhance weight gain induced by a high fat diet.
Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2015;14:97
BMC Endocr Disord. 2015;15(1):36
Recovery from decompensated heart failure is associated with a distinct, phase-dependent gene expression profile.
J Surg Res. 2012 Nov;178(1):72-80
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Surgeon Scientist and Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto