Department of Cardiac Surgery

Simon Maltais, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Director, Heart Transplant & Ventricular Support Program


  • H.S.D. – Bois-de-Boulogne College, Montreal, QC, Canada, 1998
  • M.D. – Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, 2003
  • M.SC. – Sherbrooke University, 2003
  • Ph.D. – Biomedical Sciences, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2010

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Chief Resident, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute
  • Fellow in heart transplantation and circulatory support devices, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


  • Association des Médecins de langue française du Canada
  • Quebec Medical Association    
  • Canadian Medical Association    
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society    
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada   
  • Quebec Vascular Society    
  • American Heart Association    
  • Collège des Médecins du Québec    
  • Fédération des Médecins Spécialistes du Québec

Research Interest

Dr. Maltais’ research focuses on the management of patients with end-stage heart failure and mechanisms of rejection in heart transplantation, as well as improving myocardial repair of infarcted heart by intracoronary injection of mesenchymal stem cell-derived growth factors.

Download Dr. Maltais’ CV in PDF format


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Cardiac Surgery
1215 21st Avenue South
5209 Medical Center East
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8802
Phone: (615) 343-9195 Fax: (615) 343-5248
email: simon.maltais@vanderbilt.edu

This page was last updated August 12, 2011 and is maintained by