David Fitchett, Canada

Dr. David Fitchett graduated from Cambridge University UK, and continued his training at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, The Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, The European Society of Cardiology and of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

Dr. Fitchett has over 350 reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters. He is a reviewer for many journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, American Heart Journal, Nature Medicine, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. His current research interest is in clinical trials of cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes. 

He has participated in the development of clinical guidelines for heart disease in patients with diabetes and was chair of the cardiac section of the 2013 Canadian Diabetes Guidelines. He is on the steering and on data and safety committees for several international clinical trials.

Currently Dr Fitchett is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Cardiologist at St Michael’s Hospital.