About the OCC

Clinical Cardiologist – Careers

The Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre is currently recruiting a community based clinical cardiologist. The qualified candidate will be proposed for hospital privileges at the General and Riverside Campuses of the Ottawa Hospital.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Canadian trained: Medicine and Cardiology Residency
  • Advance Level 3 Echocardiography training
  • An interest in clinical teaching and a willingness to spearhead community based clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre – Practice Description

The Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre (OCC) offers comprehensive cardiovascular care to a registered patient population of over 230,000 patients with approximately 40,000 active patients. Originally founded in 1987 by Drs. Joel Niznick and Brendan Quinn, OCC has grown to an 8 cardiologist group. As well OCC has integrated a Pediatric Cardiologist, 6 Internists and 1 Endocrinologist into the practice to deal with the broader aspects of cardiovascular risk. We provide cardiology consultation, cardiovascular risk assessment, long term cardiovascular followup and on site cardiovascular non-invasive testing at two sites. Our catchment area extends from Alexandria to Deep River and the Quebec border to the St Lawrence River. Annually we provide upward of 50,000 patient interactions within the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease. In addition, we provide more than 30,000 diagnostic tests annually.

On-site available testing includes:

  • Stress Testing: 4 stress labs
  • Echo/Doppler: 6 GE Vivid 7s, One GE Vivid S6
  • Exercise Stress Echo: Treadmill/bicycle
  • Holter Monitoring: Philips Holter Monitoring System/ Digitrac Recorders
  • Ambulatory BP Monitor
  • Cardiac Loop Recorders: CARDIOPHONE Wireless real time monitoring
  • Exercise stress myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Persantine stress myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Gated nuclear wall motion studies

Our main office comprises 14,500 square feet- newly refurbished and expanded with 20 examination rooms, conference room, 3 stress labs, 2 nuclear labs and 5 echocardiography labs. Our satellite office comprises approximately 3000 square feet including 6 examination rooms, one stress lab, two echo labs and one nuclear lab.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Niznick via email.