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overview Dr. Seema Mital is a Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist and Head of Cardiovascular Research at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She is Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute. She is also the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Chair of Cardiovascular Science, and the Scientific Co-Lead of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. Mital has a strong translational research program focused on genomics, pharmacogenomics and stem cell applications to model childhood heart disease and discover new therapies. She has extensive experience in the genetics/genomics of congenital heart disease and heart failure, personalized medicine and clinical trials. She established the SickKids Heart Centre Biobank, a multi-centre biorepository of children and adults with childhood onset heart disease for genomics research, one of the largest international repositories of its kind. She is the Scientific Co-lead of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Cardiac Precision Medicine Program established in November 2014. Mital is a Principal Investigator of the CIHR-funded Canadian National Transplant Research Program, and the NIH-funded Pediatric Heart Network. She serves on the Leadership Committee of the Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council of the American Heart Association, American Heart Association National Peer Review Steering Committee, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Advisory Committee. She is Vice-Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.

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