Dr David Fitchett graduated from Cambridge University in the UK in 1970, and continued his clinical training at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London. His cardiology training was at The Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals where he completed his MD thesis in Clinical and Experimental Studies of Heart Muscle Disorders. In 1978 he came to The Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal where he was director of the CCU for more than 10 years, and medical director of the cardiac transplant program.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
In 1997 he came to St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto as Director of the Cardiac ICU.
Dr Fitchett has over 190 reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters His research interests are clinical trials in acute coronary syndromes, and the impact of diabetes and metabolic syndrome on heart disease.
Currently Dr Fitchett is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Cardiologist at St Michael’s Hospital.