Thursday, October 6, 2011

Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace recruits star heart doctor (Canada)

Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace recruits star heart doctorMeet Dr. Nisar Huq. The new star recruit of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital's cardiology department could serve as poster boy for Canada's reversal of the medical brain drain to the U.S. Huq, a highly trained and successful interventional cardiologist has the professional profile that the Canadian medical profession would have lamented losing just a few years ago. Born in Ottawa and trained in Ontario and Quebec, Huq was eventually lured to the U.S. to pursue more challenging professional opportunities there. The last five years, he worked in Michigan, Illinois and, most recently, Texas. Now he has returned home. "I always hoped to come back," said the 44-year-old specialist, who trained at the Ottawa Heart Institute and Montreal's McGill University. "I enjoyed my time in the U.S. but I love Canada and I'm proud to practise here." He joins Dr. Roland Mikhail and Dr. Amr Morsi to give the local hospital three interventional cardiologists able to perform angioplasties - Windsor Star

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